Several partners are associated with this project given that Haute-Mauricie is lagging far behind in terms of basic telecommunications infrastructure. The governments have confirmed significant financial support for the realization of this project through a federal program “Connect to Innovate” and a provincial program “Quebec Branché”. Both programs invest in the deployment of internet services in rural communities that are currently underserved and that have been identified by governments.
Other major partners include the Commission Scolaire de l’Énergie and the Integrated University Health and Social Services Center (CIUSSS), which will be able to benefit from this new technology in schools and hospitals in the region, as well as from other public institutions such as municipal offices, libraries and fire stations.
Thanks to a major collaboration with Rogers, Ambra Solutions will be able to use the frequencies of the telecommunications giant to be able to complete this major achievement.
Updates / Highlights
April 2021 – The firm Captel is selected for the construction of the towers in Lac-Édouard, Baie William and Lac-à-Beauce.
March 2021 – Électro Saguenay is mandated to install fiber optic cables between La Tuque and Parent.
February 2021 – Geotechnical studies are carried out for the Parent, Rainbow Lake and La Bostonnais sites.
January 2021 – The firm Arno Telecommunications is mandated for the construction and installation of the towers at Festubert and Lac Chat.
December 2020 – Commissioning of a new fiber optic link and connection of the municipal office in Lac-Édouard.
November 2020 – Deforestation work for the access roads and tower sites in Lac-à-Beauce and Lac-Édouard.
October 2020 – Installation of fiber optic cables and access shafts along Chemin du Lac-Édouard.
September 2020 – Start of public consultations for the La Tuque, La Bostonnais, Lac Missionionnaire and Tawachiche towers.
August 2020 – Installation of fiber optic cables along Route 155 between La Tuque and Chemin du Lac-Édouard.
July 2020 – The foundations of the St-Joseph-de-Mékinac and Matawin towers are poured.
Juin 2020 – The CIMA+ is mandated for field surveys and engineering between La Tuque and Parent.
May 2020 – The Telecon is mandated to install fiber optic cables between La Tuque and Lac-Édouard.
April 2020 – The Captel is mandated for the construction and installation of the towers in St-Joseph-de-Mékinac and Matawin.
March 2020 – Addition of a 15th tower to the project in the La Croche region, north of the City of La Tuque.
Feb. 2020 – Installation of telecommunications equipment in Trois-Rivières.
Jan 2020 – Installation of telecommunications equipment and network management software in Montreal.
Dec 2019 – Start of tenders for the purchase of fiber optic cables and trenching accessories.
Nov 2019 – Start of deforestation work for the tower sites at Lac Chat and Festubert.
Oct 2019 – License applications with Municipalities, Télébec, Hydro-Québec, CN, MTQ, MERN and MFFP.
Sept 2019 – Public consultations begin for the Lac-à-Beauce, Lac-Édouard (2) and Parent (2) towers.
Aug 2019 –Start of tenders for the clearing of sites and the construction of access roads.
July 2019 – Confirmation from Transport Canada of tower lighting for aircraft guidance and illumination.
June 2019 – Public consultations begin for cellular towers in St-Joseph-de-Mékinac, Matawin, Lac Chat and Festubert.
Mai 2019 – Stantec is mandated for field surveys and engineering at La Tuque and Lac-Édouard.
April 2019 – Telecon is mandated for field surveys and engineering at St-Joseph-de-Mékinac and Matawin.
March 2019 – Start of invitational tenders for detailed engineering of optical fiber mapping.
Feb 2019 – Software agreements with LTE NetNumber and Metaswitch.
Jan 2019 – Signing of the Contribution Agreement with the provincial government ($ 13M).
Nov 2018 – Signing of the Contribution Agreement with the federal government ($ 13M).
Oct 2018 – Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian National Railway.
Sept 2018 – Request sent to Minister of Energy and Natural Resources for use of public property.
Aug 2018 – Purchase and servitude agreements for the use of private property.
July 2018 – Meetings, visits and discussions with private property owners.
June 2018 – Meeting and discussions with Hydro-Québec and Canadian National Railway.
May 2018 – Meeting with forestry engineers for access routes in mountainous relief.
April 2018 – Meeting and discussions with the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources for access to public property.
March 2018 – Preliminary engineering for mapping fiber optics and cellular tower locations.
Feb 2018 – Analysis of radiofrequencies for cellular towers. Jan 2018 – Meeting with Canadian National Railway.
Dec 2017 – Meeting and discussions with the Wemotaci aboriginal community.
Sept 2017 – Pre-approval of the LTE Haute-Mauricie project and a $26M investment.
Feb 2017 – Submission of project to the “Connect to Innovate” governmental program.