I saw riggers working on the Bellevue tower when I checked out the site on Wednesday, 13 Apr 11. With the use of binoculars from my vantage point on Bellevue Valley road, it appeared the person on the tower was installing the remedial support hardware required by the tower owner, MTS Allstream.
Once the hardware installation is finished, microwave dishes may be installed at Bellevue, Goulais (Buttermilk) and Heyden as early as next week. They will then be “panned” or aligned, followed by testing. This whole process could take a couple of weeks.
If all goes according to plan, the fixed wireless Canopy broadband system and the 2/2.5G CDMA (Bell/Telus compatible) cellular service may be operational by the end of Apr.