Friday 10 August 2012

Comments on Data Hubs in East Algoma

I have received a number comments over recent weeks from Bell data hub users in East Algoma that the speeds are slowing down and all the classic signs of network congestion are beginning to manifest themselves.

Whether it is coincidental or not, I noticed this sign along the roadside during a recent visit to Desbarats and St. Joseph Island. 

Bell Cell Sites in North Sault 10 Aug 12

Work on the Bell cell sites north of the Sault is progressing well.

The pictures below show that the actual tower construction at Goulais (Buttermilk) is complete and the work of installing the antennas is proceeding.

At the Heyden (Beaumont) site, the tower base is now visible just above the tree line. I expect to see the full tower finished within weeks.

I have no information as to when the sites will be actually commissioned and service will be available. 

Panorama from Robertson Lake road showing the two cell sites at Goulais (Buttermilk)

 Bell Tower at Goulais (Buttermilk) showing antennas being installed.

Coverage of new towers shown in brown