Thursday, July 23, 2015

Remote Renata High Speed Tower Internet Reception, Purrrrrrrfect

Desperate for a connection to the rest of the world, from a remote part of British Columbia, then the only need is the will, community involvement, plans, submission to authorities, a modest fee per year, all weather maintenance capability, and First Nation Approval.

Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Christina Lake are not eligible, nor is Metro Vancouver or Kelowna

Red dots... Red houses   ... the community of Deer Park and Renata and a few unknowns

Green Line, abandoned rail line which now acts as a hiking biking trail

Tower  49°26'45.00"N 118° 4'21.00"W

The proposed use of this tower is to expand High Speed Internet Service to the Renata rural residential homes and businesses. This mountain side site provides a great view to most of the Renata area which is home seasonally to approximately 50 people. We have already been operating out of this site for about 2 years now as a zero foot print test scenario and are now ready to apply for a 30 year Crown Land License of Occupation. There are no sub-tenures of this site and we do not anticipate there being any in the near future. Since this site is so far away from any communities, there are no zoning issues to contend with. For this rural valley of homes and businesses, this communication site is the only High Speed Internet service option available currently.
 Deer Park Communication Site Inventory

Deer Park Introduction Letter

Deer Park Redacted Application

Deer Park Side Profile

Deer Park Site Specific map

Deer park Site Plan

Deer Park Site Questionnaire

Deer Park Management Plan

Deer Park Radio Ferquencies Licence

Management Plan
Section A Project Overview

The purpose of the “Renata Tower” is to provide true broadband internet services to the remote community of Renata and area. The selected tower site is approximately 2.6 Kilometers North East of Renata at an elevation of 924 meters. The footprint for the entire communication site is 40 meters by 40 meters which allows for a 6.3 meter self supporting (non guyed) communication tower, and a 30 meter by 30 meter helicopter landing pad area which we have plans to build on site for future ease of access. Access to the site is by air and we are currently using the end of a logging road which is located approximately 350 meters to the north east of the tower site to which we hike into the site for maintenance. Power is supplied solely by solar panels mounted on the side of the communication tower. We don’t use any kind of backup power source at this site. Any future work to the site will involve hand construction only.

More information:  Columbia Basin Trust

Under the Connecting Canadians program, the Columbia Basin Trust will receive $3.34 million to connect approximately 11,000 households in the Kootenay region, including in Ainsworth Hot Springs, Baynes Lake, Beaver Valley, Blewett, Boswell, Boundary (Bridesville to Christina Lake), Bountiful, Brisco, Canal Flats, Canyon, Crawford Bay, Deer Park, Edgewater, Edgewood, Elk Valley, Elko, Fairmont Hot Springs, Ferguson,Field, Fruitvale, Genelle, Glade, Grasmere, Gray Creek, Harrogate, Harrop, Jaffray, Kingsgate, Kitchener, Lister, Moyie Lake, Northern Kootenay Lake communities, Parson, Renata, Riondel, Ross Spur, rural Rossland, Salmo, Sirdar, Slocan Valley, Spillimacheen, South Slocan,Tarrys, Thrums, Wasa, West Creston, Whatshan Lake and surrounding area, Wilmer, Windermere, Wynndel, Yahk and Ymir.

Hmmmmm   is this an election year, federally?
        11,000 households,  22,000 votes, maybe even 33,000

 Lower Arrow Lake top one third .... hmmmm   Southern Interior?????

Connecting Canadians

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