LTE Haute-Mauricie Project
The LTE Haute-Mauricie project consists of the installation of a new fiber optic backbone and a new LTE wireless network allowing residents of several communities to have high-speed fixed and mobile Internet access using the latest available technology on the market. Most residents covered by the project currently have no access to high-speed technology or LTE service.
Many partners are involved in this project as the Haute-Mauricie region is significantly behind basic telecommunications infrastructure. The federal and provincial governments have confirmed significant financial support for the implementation of this project through a federal program called "Connect to innovate" and a provincial program called "Québec Branché". Both programs invest in the deployment of Internet services in rural communities that are currently underserved and have been identified by the governments.
Other major partners include the “Commission Scolaire de l'Énergie” and the “Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé et Services Sociaux” (CIUSSS) who will benefit from this new technology in schools and hospitals, as well as other public institutions such as municipal offices, libraries and fire stations.
In addition to offering a new fixed Internet service to residents, LTE equipment will enable the use of LTE cellular phones increasing the safety of travelers in the Haute-Mauricie region. Many fiber optic cables will be installed along existing roads while new communication towers will be erected in the targeted populated areas. The new infrastructures will be sized to accommodate numerous residents and partners in the community. During this project, more than 400 km of fiber optic cable will be buried to ensure reliable service for residents of La Tuque, Chambord and Parent. This project will help prevent disruptions in services such as those that occurred in the La Tuque region in recent years.
Thanks to an important collaboration with Rogers, Ambra Solutions will be able to use their spectrum and frequencies to complete this major project.