Otway Nordic Centre Gets Internet Upgrades

By Catherine Hansen
December 5, 2018 - 4:33pm Updated: January 9, 2019 - 9:44am

PRINCE GEORGE - A fibreoptic line is now up and running at the Otway Nordic centre, thanks to an in-kind donation from Telus. 

The upgrades were necessary to meet requirements for the 2019 World Para-Nordic Skiing Championships, and it cost roughly $25,000. Telus brought the line into the facility, and then it was up to the Otway Nordic Club to distribute it to the main and outlying buildings.

"It provides more than 20 or 30 times the capacity for internet access, which means that our computers work a lot better all of our wireless access and our hard-wired computers onsite just work much much better," said Andrew Watkinson, Director of Facilities at Otway.

The fibre will help with bandwidth especially for broadcasters who are coming from around the world and sending the live action back.

New cell boosters will also help with phone coverage, especially when hundreds of people are expected to visit the centre to take in the events along with the athletes and their coaches. 

The upgrade is part of a legacy gift from Telus to service locals long after the championships are over. 


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