December 14, 2018 / For Immediate Release
BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA – Two new Internet towers are coming to the Municipality that will provide fixed wireless internet services for Big Tancook Island, and for areas surrounding the Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Facility.
“While we were developing the Municipality’s Internet Connectivity Strategy in the spring, a number of opportunities for improving internet connectivity in the short-term were identified,” said Dave Waters, Director of Business Development, Tourism and Infrastructure. In October of 2018, MODL issued a Request for Proposal to identify private sector partners interested in providing service in Whynotts Settlement, Big and Little Tancook and surrounding areas.
This project, undertaken with partner ISP TNC Wireless, will see the construction of a 40-metre tower at the Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre and a 30-metre tower on Big Tancook. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2019.
TNC offers uncapped packages with speeds ranging from 10Mbps to 25Mbps.
“Improving access to high speed internet is one of Council’s strategic priorities,” says Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson. “In just two short years, MODL has undertaken a pilot project to provide a fixed wireless service in Sweetland and the surrounding area, and supported two successful applications to the Federal Connect to Innovate Fund, which are currently in development. I’m pleased that we’re continuing to fund more connections for our residents.”