Microwave link capacity

Jean-Francois Mezei jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca
Mon Apr 4 19:22:00 UTC 2016

Thanks everyone. I got the sanity check I needed.

The telcos often have old microwave links to rural communities and in
trying to outfit communities with modern broadband (which the telco
hasn't done), there needs to be consideration for the link back to

Up existing microwave links can be upgraded to enough enough capacity
for the community, then perhaps it is a acceptabvle solution at least in
short/medium term.

I know that Telus in the rockies has provided some communities with
microwave links to get over mountains (new installs) in last couple of
years. (but this has added costs since each tower needs to be powered,
have access road or helicopter landing capability etc).

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