|A look at the proposed footprint for the fibre optic project known|
as the Connected Coast Project, a partnership between CityWest and
the Strathcona Regional District on Vancouver Island
(Map from Connected Coast Project)
After a fair bit of silence on its progress of late, Prince Rupert based CityWest and the Strathcona Regional District on Vancouver Island have issued a Request for Proposals for the much anticipated Connected Coast Project, with the two organizations seeking out the services of a contractor towards the ambitious fibre optic communication infrastructure development.
That work will see a fibre optic backbone put in place between Prince Rupert, to northern and central Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii as well as a network connection to Vancouver.
The RFP was posted to the BC Bid website on Friday afternoon and highlights the key elements of the project, one which will provide for additional fibre optic redundancy for internet users in Prince Rupert and along the CityWest network in Northwest BC.
The addition of a second source for communication services, will serve to ensure that Northwest users will be better protected from potential outages along the current network as was seen earlier this year.
Towards the development of that new fibre optic backbone, CityWest has created a subsidiary company, to be known as CityWest Connected Coast Network Corporation, which will construct and operate its section of the Connected Coast project.
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