Service Upgrades to Serve You Better

Elinor Lake tower

MCSnet continues to be the leader in rural wireless and fiber internet across Northeastern Alberta and Northwestern Saskatchewan. Just because you live in rural Alberta doesn’t mean you should have to contend with unexpected internet interruptions.

We receive regular inquiries about our service upgrades. In an effort to provide more information to our customers, we have compiled a list of communities that have seen upgrades in 2021.

Throughout our network of 550+ towers, we continue to upgrade equipment, install additional Access Points (AP), replace towers with taller ones, or dig fiber-optic cables in between our towers to increase bandwidth capabilities.

In addition to these upgrades, we are also very excited to have recently launched our new GigAir service in the town of St. Paul. GigAir provides fiber-optic speeds through the air. Keep checking our website and social media as additional communities become eligible for this service throughout 2022. 

MCSnet is also pleased to announce we are partnering with many municipalities and non-profit organizations to bring complimentary Wi-Fi to certain public locations. We know life is busy and the need to stay connected has grown more than ever. Learn more about our complimentary hotspots and available locations in an upcoming blog post. 

2021 Technology and Service Upgrades

The list below includes the general areas where upgrades have taken place over the past year and the type of upgrade:

Atmore (East of) – AP addition for capacity

Chauvin (South of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Alcomdale (East of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Alcomdale (West of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Andrew – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Andrew (South of) – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Antler Lake – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Ardmore – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability Ardmore AP addition for capacity

Ardmore (North of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Ardmore (South of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Ascott – AP addition for capacity

Ascott – AP addition for capacity

Ashmont (East of) – AP addition for capacity

Aspen Ridge – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity Athabasca AP addition for capacity

Athabasca – AP addition for capacity

Athabasca (North of) – AP addition for capacity

Athabasca Industrial Park – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Athabasca Industrial – Park New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Avery Park – AP addition for capacity

Avery Park – AP addition for capacity

Barnes Lake – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Barrhead – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Barrhead – Transit fiber construction

Barrhead – AP addition for capacity

Barrhead (West of) – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Barrhead (West of) – AP addition for capacity

Bayview Beach – AP addition for capacity

Beauvallon (South of) – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Beaver Crossing (South of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Bellis – AP addition for capacity

Blue Heron Estates – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Blue Heron Estates – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Blue Heron Estates – AP addition for capacity

Bonnie Lake Estates – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Bonnyville (East of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Bonnyville (North of) – AP addition for capacity

Bruce – AP addition for capacity

Buffalo Lake – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Busby (West of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Cabin Lake – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Cary Ridge Estates – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Clarke Lake – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Clearbrook – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity Clyde AP addition for capacity

Colinton (West of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity Colinton (West of) AP addition for capacity

Collingwood Cove – AP addition for capacity

Craigend – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity Craigend (West of) AP addition for capacity

Croftland – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity Dapp (East of) AP addition for capacity

Daysland – AP addition for capacity

Derwent (North of) – AP addition for capacity

Dewberry (North of) – AP addition for capacity

Dowling Estates – AP addition for capacity

Edberg (West of) – AP addition for capacity

Edberg (West of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Edmond – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Elinor Lake Resort – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Elk Point – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Elk Point – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Elk Point (West of) – AP addition for capacity

Elscott (West of) – AP addition for capacity

Elscott (West of) – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Fawcette – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Fawcette – AP addition for capacity

Ferintosh – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Flat Lake (West of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Floating Stone – AP addition for capacity

Foisy – Transit fiber construction

Fork Lake – AP addition for capacity

Fort Assiniboine – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Franchere – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Galloway – AP addition for capacity

Galloway – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity Goodridge AP addition for capacity

Goodridge (Northeast of) – AP addition for capacity

Grandview Estates – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Grandview Estates – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Grassland – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Green Street – AP addition for capacity

Hairy Hill – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Half Moon (North of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Hastings Lake (North of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Hay Lakes (West of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

High Ridge (North of) – AP addition for capacity

Horseshoe Bay – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Innisfree – AP addition for capacity

Island Lake – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Jarvie – AP addition for capacity

Jarvie – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Joyland Estates – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Joyland Estates – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Kehewin (West of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Kikino – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Kikino – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Kikino – AP addition for capacity

Kingman (West of) – AP addition for capacity

Kitscoty – AP addition for capacity

Kitscoty (North of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Lac Belleview – AP addition for capacity

Lac La Biche – AP addition for capacity

Lac La Biche (North of) – AP addition for capacity

Lac La Biche Lakeview – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Lac La Biche Mission – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Lac La Nonne (South of) – AP addition for capacity

Lac Sante – AP addition for capacity

LaCorey AP – addition for capacity

LaCorey – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Lafond (Northeast of) – AP addition for capacity

Lafond (Northeast of) – AP addition for capacity

Lavoy – AP addition for capacity

Legal – AP addition for capacity

Legal (South of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Legal (South of) – AP addition for capacity

Lina-Country Estates – AP addition for capacity

Lloydminster (North of) – Transit fiber construction

Lloydminster (West of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Lloydminster Industrial Park – AP addition for capacity

Lottie Lake – AP addition for capacity

Lottie Lake – AP addition for capacity

Lower Mann Lake – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Mallaig (North of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Marsden – AP addition for capacity

Marsden (North of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Marwayne – AP addition for capacity

Meanook (East of) – AP addition for capacity

Mellowdale – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Meyers Lake – AP addition for capacity

Midway Estates – AP addition for capacity

Minburn – AP addition for capacity

Minburn – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Missiwawi Estates – AP addition for capacity

Missiwawi Estates – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Moose Lake – AP addition for capacity

Moose Lake Meadows – AP addition for capacity

Moose Mountain – AP addition for capacity

Moose Mountain – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Morinville (West of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Morning Gold Estates – AP addition for capacity

Murial Lake (East of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Mystic Meadows – AP addition for capacity

Neerlandia – AP addition for capacity

New Norway – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Newbrook (West of) – AP addition for capacity

Northern Bear – AP addition for capacity

Northern Bear – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity Owl River AP addition for capacity

Parklane Estates – AP addition for capacity

Parklane Estates – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Parkview Ridge Estates – AP addition for capacity

Parkview Ridge Estates – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Peabrock (East of) – AP addition for capacity

Peanut Lake – AP addition for capacity

Perryvale (West of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Phoa – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Pickardville (North of) – AP addition for capacity

Pickardville (South of) – AP addition for capacity

Pine Lane – AP addition for capacity

Provost – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Radway AP – addition for capacity

Radway – Increase in fiber backhauling

Richdale Estates – AP addition for capacity

Richdale Estates – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Riverhurst – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Rochester – AP addition for capacity

Rosalind – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Roundhill – AP addition for capacity

Saddle Lake – AP addition for capacity

Saddle Lake – AP addition for capacity

Saddle Lake South – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Sandy Beach (North of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Sedgewick – AP addition for capacity

Sherwood Forest – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Skeleton Lake – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Skeleton Lake – AP addition for capacity

Smoky Lake – AP addition for capacity

Smoky Lake – Increase in fiber backhauling

Smoky Lake (North of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Smoky Lake (South of) – AP addition for capacity

South of Chauvin – AP addition for capacity

Spedden – Increase in fiber backhauling

Spring Beach – AP addition for capacity

Spruce Hills Estates – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

St. Paul (West of) – Transit fiber construction

Strome – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Strome – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Thorhild – AP addition for capacity

Thorhild – AP addition for capacity

Tiebeck Estates – AP addition for capacity

Tiebeck Estates – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Two Hills (South of) – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Two Hills Landfill -AP addition for capacity

Vega – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Vermilion (South of) – AP addition for capacity

Vermilion (West of) – Transit fiber construction

Viking (South of) – AP addition for capacity

Vilna – AP addition for capacity

Vimy – AP addition for capacity

Wainwright – AP addition for capacity

Wainwright (North of) – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Wandering River – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Warwick (South of) – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Waskatenau – AP addition for capacity

West Missiwawi – AP addition for capacity

West Wind Trailer – Park AP addition for capacity

Westlock – AP addition for capacity

Westlock (South of) – AP addition for capacity

Whispering Hills – AP addition for capacity

Whispering Hills – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Whitefish – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Whitetail Estates – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Willow Road – AP addition for capacity

Willingdon – New tower construction for additional capacity and reachability

Willow Road – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Woodland Downs – AP addition for capacity

Woodland Downs – Equipment upgrade for wireless tower feed capacity

Youngs Beach – AP addition for capacity