Wednesday 22 December 2010

Bellevue and Heyden Sites Update 22 Dec 10

In what is becoming a mantra, Tbaytel has once again informed me of  a delay for the activation of the Bellevue and Heyden sites. They are now projecting a date of sometime in January 2011.

This means a delay in wireless broadband (high-speed Internet) service from the Bellevue and Heyden tower sites as well as cell service from the Heyden site.

For what it is worth, they are citing construction delays on the Bellevue tower upgrade caused by weather coupled with, in their terms, a “brown out” period during the Christmas break.

I am seeking clarification of the whether the Goulais (Buttermilk) site will be activated as the same time.

Tuesday 21 December 2010

Desbarats Cell Tower Hwy 17

I have been informed that the new Bell cell tower outside Desbarats is scheduled for commissioning the week of 20 –24 Dec 10. This should improve connectivity in the south Tarbutt Township and North East St Joseph Island areas. The site is HSPA so it will support Turbo Stick and Net Gear or Ericsson Turbo hub connectivity.

Northland Consultants located on the Searchmont highway  can provide advice and hardware if an external antenna is needed to ensure solid service.

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Using HSPA to Provide Broadband Service

I received a number of questions concerning the use of HSPA technology to provide broadband service in rural areas.In response I have put together a short paper addressing some of the issues.
The paper is available for download in .pdf format from the ADnet website.