While we have not done any formal surveys, anecdotally many of our members are concerned with the cellular and internet connectivity around our lakes. This is more than about convenience – there are safety concerns because of the lack of cellular connectivity in some areas, including the inability to reach 911 when required.
RLCA has been in touch with Forbes Brothers, who are managing consultants for Rogers, and have shared our concerns with coverage. Two new towers are being proposed closer to Kennisis Lake, one of which appears to create some moderate improvement around Little Redstone. Forbes Bros. have shared propagation maps that outline the before and after coverage for the two tower sites. See below for explanation and link to maps.
There will be ONLINE public consultation meetings conducted by Forbes Bros Ltd on behalf of Rogers on November 23 and 24, 2022. See the links below, provided by our colleagues at KLCOA for pre-registration info.
We will continue to share information on this process as it becomes available and encourage property owners to provide their input directly to the consultation mechanisms as they are identified.
For more details, maps and pre-registration info see:
Tower Proposal – Wilkinson Road
Tower Proposal – North Shore
For coverage maps see below:
The colour coded maps show the measurements of Reference Signal Received Power (“RSRP”), a measure of signal strength in decibels (“dBm) from strongest -78dBm) to weakest/no signal (-200dbm).
On these maps the strongest RSRP is dark purple, weakest is red and no signal is white.
The water overlay on the maps hid the colour coding for signal strength but please be assured the signal continues over this surface.
Please note these coverage maps have the proposed tower at C4385 at 90m which has been reduced to 85m. This reduced height will not significantly affect coverage. Revised coverage maps will also be presented at the virtual public meeting.