Cable & Telecom

Pictou County to spend $25 million to build its own network

PICTOU, N.S. – The Municipality of Pictou County announced today it will build its own hybrid fibre and wireless network in order to help connect its 20,600 residents in northern Nova Scotia.The network will be built in partnership with Rock Networks’ Nova Communications, using suppliers such as Nokia, Plexus, WesTower, i-Valley, and NCS and network design is about to begin. No construction date was announced.The county is calling its plan an “open access network” model which will succeed “where traditional telecom models fail,” according to the press release. It has set aside $25 million for the network design and build.“It...

Our industry and COVID-19

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