The Connected Coast project is marching on, with the First stage construction of the CityWest Fibre to the Home service for Haida Gwaii recently completed with the backbone for service put in place for Masset and Old Masset.
And last week the Prince Rupert based telecommunication company outlined its work underway in Skidegate, to add that community to the growing list of locations where the CityWest footprint will soon be found.
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Fibre to the Home project on Graham Island
Last week, CityWest noted that construction crews began building this state-of-the-art and future proof underground fibre-optic network, which will provide world class urban style connectivity for decades to come.
In their announcement of the Skidegate phase, CityWest provided some background to their Haida Gwaii plans.The $3.14 million last-mile project, which includes both Skidegate and Daajing Giids, is supported by up to $2.17 million from the Connecting British Columbia program, funded by the Province of BC.
Some background on that arrangement can be explored further here.
The current work on Haida Gwaii comes with the installation of the 87 kilometre fibre optic cable across Hecate Strait which landed near Tell. Once that Connected Coast landing site has been activated the Skidegate infrastructure will be added to the Connected Coast network.
You can learn more about the Connected Coast initiative here.
Further items of interest related to the City of Prince Rupert owned and operated telecommunication system can be explored here.