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Old 2011-12-08, 01:41 PM   #1
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Default Wind building in Kingston and Peterborough, ON?

Wind towers have shown up in Industry Canada's Spectrum Direct database in Kingston, Ontario. Typically, after towers show in SD they are within approximately six months of launch, which would put Kingston on track for the first half of next year.

With Cambridge, Abbotsford, and London live, that means the next three look likely to be Barrie, Victoria, and Kingston, in approximately that order, with Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and parts of Atlantic Canada later in 2012, as well as likely a few more Southern Ontario towns.
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Old 2011-12-08, 01:58 PM   #2
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It is nice to know that Wind is building across Canada. By the time my Rogers contract expires in 1.5 years, I will have more choice.
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Peterborough showed up today. They wanted to do Peterborough a long time ago, but it has been a nightmare securing sites with the NIMBY activity there. I'm not sure if that will continue to affect them there.
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There's also activity shown on coveragemapper along the 115/35 on the way up, likely from a recent test, Peterborough might not be far off.
I drove that way last Sunday and it wasn't on anymore
Bowmanville remains great strength-wise, though.
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Old 2011-12-13, 01:31 PM   #5
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Kingston and Peterborough, along with many others, made official today at the London launch.
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Some of the cities where WIND will launch next year include Barrie, Peterborough, Windsor, Kingston and Belleville in Ontario as well as Mission in British Columbia. WIND will also be the first new carrier to expand to the east coast, Manitoba and Saskatchewan when it launches in Halifax, Winnipeg and Regina in 2012.
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Edit: Very interesting that Victoria is not mentioned. Might mean continued issues with NIMBYs
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Victoria's showing through on one or more spectrum DB's, so they've at least gotten that far.

e.g. markers on
http://www.coveragemapper.com/windmap.php

Peterborough had NIMBYs, no?
And they're only just at that stage now (don't know how long Vic has been on the map with actual antenna sites though, didn't check up on west for a while until a week or so ago )
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Victoria showed up in SD at the same time as London, but they've been trying to secure sites since prior to the Vancouver launch. Initially Victoria was supposed to be shortly after Vancouver, but heavy NIMBY activity delayed it and the Telus/Public Mobile lawsuit temporarily halted the process.

Still, without the NIMBYs, there's little doubt Victoria would have been ahead of all this Southern Ontario expansion. It's possible that this was just a minor omission, but it's also possible that the sites in SD just aren't enough for them and they're just not sure when they'll be able to go ahead there. The terrain of Vancouver Island might make Victoria harder to cover than Southern Ontario, which makes it difficult to simply relocate a couple of disputed towers without opening significant coverage holes.

Peterborough did have serious NIMBY problems; they're been working on securing sites there since well before the K-W launch. However, Peterborough is smaller and flatter than Vancouver Island so it was probably easier to work around it. Without the NIMBYs, I'd bet Peterborough would have gone up before London or Barrie, but Southern Ontario is happening so fast right now that it doesn't really matter.

Also interesting that they sound pretty confident that they'll light up Halifax before Eastlink.
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