Six Nations to get new Wi-Fi Towers to boost local internet signal

OHSWEKEN — Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council says three new internet towers will be built on the territory.

A partnership with A6N, SNGREC and Xplornet will see three structures built at the intersections of Chiefswood and Sour Springs Road aka 69 Corners, Fourth Line and Onondaga Road aka Stoneridge, and Sixth Line and Cayuga Road aka Beaver’s Coner.

SNGREC said in a statement the current coverage on the territory does not meet the Canadian standard and the new towers will increase the community’s wifi coverage from 68% to 98%.

The move to increase internet signals on the territory became top priority after pandemic restrictions pushed many Six Nations employees to work virtually from home.

Virtual Community Information Sessions are set to take place later this month, with the first session on Monday November 30 from 9:00AM and 10:00AM.

Geotechnical investigations and core sampling will begin at the tower site locations on Thursday November 12, 2020.

Funding for the Internet Tower Project is provided by Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust Fund and Two Rivers CDC

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