Seton Lake First Nation ~20km W of Lillooett (65 km by car) ~115 homes School, health center, community ctr Band Office, gas station / store
Broadband Network History Telus fibre ROW through territory Negotiated CCA gateway Network BC CCG for wireless network Network build contract with regional vendor
Broadband Network Project Wireless access point towers in three locations Subscriber units at 80 homes Agreement with local ISP to manage the gateway SLIB manages the subscribers and maintains the network
What we learned Access to technical skill Network build vendor – training Local ISP – gateway setup Community technician – BC Hydro microwave skills Fit network jobs into existing people Network support and maintenance Billing and administration Part time positions Cant afford to hire new people
What we learned Service to outside users helps pay the bills BC Hydro camps Need strong community champion to sell the idea Hard to justify financially Benefits to small, remote communities
Your consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website.