Broadband towers erected

  • Sep. 29, 2006 7:00 p.m.

Good news for islanders waiting for broadband internet access: the towers have now been erected in each of the seven communities, and the POP sites are complete.
That’s the word from project manager Paul Daniell, who said the project is on schedule to be complete by early November.
“Telus has completed running new fibre optic cable to all sites except Old Massett,” Mr. Daniell said, adding that a contractor from Terrace will be here soon to run cable between Masset and Old Massett.
Industry Canada, which contributed $500,000 to the broadband project, had someone on the islands this week inspecting the progress.
“They were very pleased with everything they saw,” Mr. Daniell said.
The rest of the project cost, around $500,000, has been contributed by the Gwaii Trust.