Connectivity

The College is capturing GPS coordinates and signal strength from the tower to help TELUS improve rural connectivity for practical implementation and use.

Olds College and TELUS are researching solutions for rural connectivity. TELUS installed a 4G/LTE Solar Repeater Tower on Pitstra Farm, a remote section of the Smart Farm, where dead zones for cellular service exist.

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Pitstra Connectivity Project

The College is capturing GPS coordinates and signal strength from the tower to help TELUS improve rural connectivity for practical implementation and use.

Olds College and TELUS are researching solutions for rural connectivity. TELUS installed a 4G/LTE Solar Repeater Tower on Pitstra Farm, a remote section of the Smart Farm, where dead zones for cellular service exist. The tower, powered by solar panels, captures signal from the nearest cellular tower and boosts it to extend coverage. The College is capturing GPS coordinates and signal strength from the tower to help TELUS improve rural connectivity for practical implementation and use.

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