High speed Internet has become a necessity in today's modern society and out-of-the-way places.
(PRWEB) October 26, 2015
Sunshine Coast Health Center, a top-rated drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment center in British Columbia, Canada, at http://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca, is proud to announce the successful support of a broadband Internet project, in conjunction with the Gillies Bay Internet Society (GBIS). The project provides Internet access to communities near Powell River, BC, on the Sunshine Coast.
"High speed Internet has become a necessity in today's modern society and out-of-the-way places face more challenges in obtaining the required bandwidth," explained Casey Jordan, Marketing Manager for the Center. "We are pleased that our cooperation with the Gillies Bay Internet Society has yielded improved Internet service for Powell River’s surrounding communities."
To learn more about Sunshine Coast Health Center, and its programs combating drug addiction and alcoholism, please visit http://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/. To learn more about the Gillies Bay Internet Society, please visit http://www.gilliesbay.ca/wireless/. Both entities are located in British Columbia, north of Vancouver.
High Speed Internet Access in Powell River: Sunshine Coast Health Center Support
The Gillies Bay Internet Society (GBIS) is a non-profit community group on Texada Island whose primary objective is to maintain an inexpensive wireless network for residents of the Gillies Bay area. GBIS was founded in 2008 with a small start-up grant from the Powell River Regional District (PRRD). At that time there was only dial-up or expensive satellite available. The grant enabled GBIS to make a wireless connection from Lasqueti Island to the Gillies Bay TV tower. This was successful in providing limited service to about fifty clients around Gillies Bay over the next three years. However, two problems existed: only houses with a clear view of the TV tower had a chance of service and bandwidth was limited as it was also shared with about eighty clients on Lasqueti through a link from Parksville to Lasqueti. The solution was for GBIS to build its own tower on Mt. Pocahontas overlooking the Gillies Bay area and attempt to get an independent service. To become independent meant finding a line-of-sight link to the tower from a location on the mainland with high-speed broadband service. Without this the system would not work. GBIS looked at various locations south of Powell River and was extremely fortunate to find that the Sunshine Coast Health Centre (SCHC) generously agreed to host the transmitting equipment.
About Sunshine Coast Health Center
Sunshine Coast Health Center is a 36-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility exclusively designed for men, officially opened on the 15th of March, 2014. The center has a philosophy of care that goes beyond just addiction to include personal transformation based on three key therapeutic principles: interpersonal relatedness, self definition (autonomy & competence), and intrinsic motivation. The center offers both drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment near Vancouver, BC, but serving patients across Canada, particularly British Columbia and Alberta and cities such as Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer.