Cold Lake First Nations LTE Fixed Wireless Upgrade Project

The Cold Lake First Nations (CLFN) LTE Fixed Wireless Upgrade Project (the "Project") will install Long Term Evolution (LTE) fixed wireless equipment on both existing and new towers located on all three of CLFN's populated reserves. The Project will provide LTE wireless broadband services to approximately 600 homes at CLFN and other residences and businesses outside of CLFN that seek improved internet connectivity. The LTE equipment will replace CLFN's dated WiMAX technology.

The Project includes three phases:

Phase 1 will upgrade three existing towers with new LTE radios and associated hardware and equipment. In this phase, there will also be upgrades to 40 customer premise equipment (CPE) radios to allow access to the new services and enable access to over 300 new users. One tower will increase in height from 64 ft to 80 ft to improve coverage;

Phase 2 will upgrade two existing towers with new LTE radios and associated hardware and equipment. In this phase, there will be upgrades to another 40 CPE radios to allow access to the new services and enable access to over 200 new users. Both towers will increase in height from 64 ft to 80 ft; and

Phase 3 will install two new 80 ft towers with new LTE radios, new backhaul radios and associated hardware and equipment.

The Project supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions' Calls to Action for Indigenous people and will provide better internet access to all community members, which will allow them to engage in the digital economy; allow for community members to better access the internet for online training opportunities; attract businesses that currently rely on stable internet access and higher bandwidth, currently not available in most areas in the community; support CLFN's IT based emergency response and emergency preparedness efforts; and increase overall quality of life for community members.


Disclaimer

This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

 

Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

2021-07-09 – The public comment period on the project is closed.  Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

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Contacts

Innovation, Science, and Economic Development
Steven Seltenrich, Manager, STS-Western Region
9700 Jasper Avenue NW, Room 725
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4C3
Telephone: 780-566-8591
Email: steven.seltenrich@canada.ca


  • Location

    • Existing Tower 1: Cold Lake (Alberta)
    • Existing Tower 2: Cold Lake (Alberta)
    • Existing Tower 3: Cold Lake (Alberta)
    • Existing Tower 4: Cold Lake (Alberta)
    • Existing Tower 5: Cold Lake (Alberta)
    • New Tower 1: Cold Lake (Alberta)
    • New Tower 2: Cold Lake (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2021-06-09
  • Proponent

    Cold Lake First Nations
  • Authorities

    • Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    81692

Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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