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Project Timeline



Timeline Details

2023 – Project Completion


2022-2023 – Points of Connectivity

As construction progresses, points of connectivity will begin to go live in a phased approach.

The first group of communities will be connected in 2021 and the last group of communities are expected to be connected in 2023.

** Project Construction (We are currently here) **

Construction of approved backbone infrastructure to begin in a phased approach, in conjunction with permit approvals.

2021 – Network Design, Consultation & Permitting 

  • Communication systems
  • Geographical layout
  • Transmission equipment
  • Fibre network
  • Consult with area residents, First Nations, local governments and stakeholders to determine needs, opportunities and areas of environmental concern or sensitivities
  • Begin development of permits, regulatory reporting and begin environmental reviews and approvals

2020 – Procurement & Contract Award 

  • Request of Information (RFI) development
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) development
  • Analysis of proposals
  • Negotiations with preferred design-builder
  • Contract award

Project Funding

  • Contribution Agreements signed between Strathcona Regional District and CityWest
  • Funding approved by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

Project Scoping

  • Project scope and detailed design work begins
  • Project consultation process begins to be mapped
  • Development of project information and resources

2018 – Project Announcement

Project partners establish project goals, structure and governance