Hybrid Fibre-Wireless Network (HFW)
Parkland County was the first rural community that understood the correlation between reliable broadband coverage/capacity and community and economic development.
The first Hybrid Fibre-Wireless (HFW) network was designed in Parkland County. The first utility tower was built in Duffield, Alberta. Up until that time, all of the towers constructed in Alberta were single-purpose towers. The towers were designed for single-purpose such as Broadband, Cellular, and Public Safety.
Hybrid Fibre-Wireless (HFW) networks are designed to support multiple tenants, including Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), Celluar Providers, and Public Safety.
Hybrid Fibre-Wireless (HFW) networks reduce the wireless provider’s capital and operating and directly impact the cost to improve coverage/capacity in low-density rural areas.
Hybrid Fibre-Wireless (HFW) Network
1. Twenty (20) Towers (CSA Approved)
2. Seven (7) Towers - Backhaul Fibre to the Alberta Supernet
Each tower is designed to support multiple tenants:
1. Public Safety
4. Private Enterprise