BC First Nations Community Benefits From The AxisTech Fibre Optic Communications Infrastructure.

Hartley Bay – BC First Nations Community

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Top-Left: Totem Pole
Bottom-Left: Fibre Optic Corning on Dock
Right: Hartley Bay

Vancouver, BC (June 16, 2015) – During the Summer of 2013, the First Nations Community in Hartley Bay, located on the coast of British Columbia, contacted AxisTech to design, build upon and stabilize the Band’s fibre optic internet service. The goal of the 200+ Band members was to work interdependently with AxisTech to become self sufficient with the proposed new technology-forward internet system of the community. After Hartley Bay submitted a series of requests for funding, the project commenced in late 2014 with senior foreman, David Mayhew, redesigning a high speed and more stable fibre-optic distribution system. The new outside plant system replaced the existing wireless based internet.

Utilizing the latest Passive Optical LAN fibre-optic technology from Zhone and the Corning FlexNap solution, the AxisTech team became the first large-scale communications infrastructure installer to incorporate the pre-terminated multi-port FlexNAP in Western Canada. Terminated on one end, the FlexNAP fibre optic component solution provides a cost-effective technique of deploying optical fibres in an outside plant distribution network. The Corning FlexNAP component is available in 2, 4, 6, 8 ports. The new GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) equipment solution provides more stable and manageable internet bandwidth than conventional field installations and will provide decades of long-term stability to the homes, facilities, and to the citizens in the remote Hartley Bay area.

Hartley Bay, the home of the Gitga’at Band, is a First Nations territory located on the coast of British Columbia. The remote community is only accessible by float plan, ferry or boat which posed a substantial challenge for AxisTech… How to procure, book and deliver hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment, products, and supplies during the busy shipping season. Fortunately, the AxisTech logistic specialist was able to source and arrange a one-way shipment with a local tugboat company.

Working interdependently with BC First Nations Bands, the team at AxisTech consults, designs, builds, installs, tests, trains and maintains large-scale outside plant fibre optic communication infrastructure solutions. Sourcing and delivering state-of-the-art technologies enhance the AxisTech service offering and, in turn, provide BC’s local remote and communities a stronger connection to the Global Village.

Established in 2005, AXIS Technical Services (a part of AGC – Axis Group of Companies) was ranked BC’s 5th Fastest Growing Company in 2008, and 98th in 2012. Partner, Joana Barbulescu, ranked 48th in 2009, 54th in 2010, and 98th in 2012 on the prestigious list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs. Bob Fedoruk and Joana Barbulescu are the partners of AGC.

The AGC are dynamic teams of industry experts and accredited personnel, providing integrated
and scalable solutions to the communications infrastructure community in Canada. With a goal
to position itself as a BC industry leader, AGC specializes in a full range of project capabilities including POL – Passive Optical LAN, Fibre Optic Installations, Structured Cabling, Data Centres, Wireless Infrastructure, Security Systems, and Audio Visual. Client sectors include: First Nations, Education, Health Care, Government, Tourism/Hospitality/Entertainment, Resource-based, Media, Biomedical Research, Tourism, Hospitality, and Retail.

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