GwaiiTel annual meeting next week

  • Nov. 26, 2012 7:00 a.m.

GwaiiTel, the non-profit, community-owned society that brings broadband internet service to the islands, will hold its annual general meeting this coming Tuesday (Dec. 4) in Port Clements.The meeting is open to the public and administrator Paul Daniell said it will likely be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about the amount of bandwidth available here and how the society is planning to provide more.Bandwidth usage on the islands continues to rise and although GwaiiTel has made more capacity available, islanders are consuming all of it and need more, Mr. Daniell said.The society has been working to build a new radio link between Haida Gwaii and the mainland that should provide more capacity, he said, although the project has run into a few challenges.”That’s pretty much our entire focus right now,” Mr. Daniell said. “We’ll explain that situation for everybody, what the current status is and the implications.”The meeting will be held in the Port Clements council chambers on Dec. 4, starting at 1 pm.