Pwsd fibre meetign in hamiota april 19 ppt

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Pwsd fibre meetign in hamiota april 19 ppt

  1. 1. PWSD Fibre Connectivity Project April 19
  2. 2. History of Digital Communication in our area/division <ul><li>1995 dial up access through modems was available – minimal cost per site (mcps) $75.00 per site per month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools shared connections through products like WINGATE etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2002/3 INET link provided “high speed” wireless service to some of our communities (mcps) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some schools were connected and network infrastructure was in place to share the bandwidth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MTS Allstream came on board soon after to provide high speed DSL service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More schools were connected </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Division paid ~ $15K per year </li></ul><ul><li>2007 a virtual network (VLAN) was setup in partnership with Inet link </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher cost $125 k </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soon to be $140 k since we need more bandwidth </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. V-Lan contract is up in June 2012 <ul><li>Over 5 years the PWSD will have spent $655,000 dollars on bandwidth alone for internet access and V-Lan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t include internal switches etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet bandwidth usage increase 50+% per year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is there a better way to spend these funds? </li></ul><ul><li>What options are there? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Possible Options <ul><li>1) Upgrade our existing wireless with INET link </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimate is that it will cost around $225,000.00 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2) Move all of our schools over to Mbnet with costs around the same $225,000 per year </li></ul><ul><li>From June 2012 the PWSD will spend approximately $2.25 million dollars over the next 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Over 15 years the PWSD will spend approx. $3 million dollars for insufficient internet access . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Option 3 Bury our own Fibre Optic Cable <ul><li>At this time, there are no accessible/cost effective fibre optic cables buried in our area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We will have gigabyte NOT megabyte capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry standard world wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The PWSD can not legally sell/re-sell bandwidth to business etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideas would be to partner with “A” company that has an interest in also providing service to our communities. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Feasibility: <ul><li>Preliminary pricing was obtained from a local company RF-Now from Virden </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RF-now wants to bring fibre to the door or families/farms/business etc. in our communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Westman cable is also interested in working with us as well. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Possibly MTS, Rogers, Shaw etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Cost Comparison <ul><li>Fibre </li></ul><ul><li>The preliminary Rf now proposal will cost approx. $2,000,000. </li></ul><ul><li>We should be able to negotiate no monthly support fees or very minimal ones if any </li></ul><ul><li>Sign long term Irrefutable Right of Use (IRU) </li></ul><ul><li>Inet or Mbnet </li></ul><ul><li>Will cost us approximately 2.25 million dollars over 10 years for inadequate band width </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why Fibre? <ul><li>Gigabit capacity fibre will put us on a level playing field with the rest of the world: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>schools/industries/business/communities /homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice over IP phones, teleconferencing, Digital Television etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Campus Manitoba-Post secondary education </li></ul><ul><li>Health care and government? </li></ul><ul><li>Once the fibre is in the ground – only upgrade the switches to increase capacity </li></ul>
  9. 9. Partnerships <ul><li>To our knowledge no grants exist that our division could access to help pay for a project like this. </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Mollard has indicated that there should/could be grant monies available from both levels of government to help off set these costs that local communities could apply for. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Are you Interested? Can we put a plan together to apply for these funs to help off set some of these costs? The sooner we get an RFP out the better!

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