Starting in the summer of 1998, preferred service provider Keltech Communications Inc. of Drayton Valley, AB engineered, supplied, installed and maintained over 300 km of wireless backhauls throughout 2 counties in central Alberta. These backhauls connected 6 rural schools for the Wildrose School Div. #66. Many repeaters were required in order to overcome environmental challenges. In its day this was quite an achievement as affordable sub-microwave wireless networking was very new. The equipment utilized was manufactured by WiLAN and to this day WiLan has numerous patents in this technology. This system operated very well until it’s decommissioning in 2005 when access to the AB Supernet was available.
Fall of 2003, Inland’s first connection to a Alberta Supernet facility in Benalto, Alberta. Multi-strand fiber connectivity was established in order to provide numerous clients with wireless networking connectivity to head offices in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta. This was a monumental event as it was the first connection to the AB Supernet infrastructure. The connection was established prior to public knowledge of access and helped stage the templates for access. Numerous things have changed since this time but the AB Supernet has become a great benefit to rural Alberta. We can be grateful for the right politician in the right party at the right time. Since this time Inland has built numerous facilities directly connected to the AB Supernet to facilitate wireless access.
In the fall of 2010 working with preferred service partners, Inland initiated facility at numerous tower sites that have network connectivity for the implementation of a rural multi-site, digital 2-way radio communications system. This system provides seamless roaming through-out the communications corridor for voice, GPS, and telemetry communications.
Summer of 2014, Inland performed numerous site upgrades including wireless backhaul upgrades in order to provide multi-site trunking and VLAN connectivity. Point-to-multipoint systems upgrades to handle 1 Gbps traffic bandwidth.