Project Costs

A summary of project costs incurred to date is as follows:

Item Cost Source
5 Open-Mesh OM2P Wireless Access Points $395 Loan from Ken Williams
2 Open-Mesh OM2P Wireless Access Points $158 Donation from Peter Rukavina
1000 ft. of Cat5e Ethernet Cable $164 Prince Street Home and School
Ethernet cable ends, cable ties, etc. $50 Donation from Ken Williams
5-port Ethernet Switch $100 Loan from Ken Williams
6 Months 20 Mbps Fibre Op Internet ? Donation from Bell Aliant

Out-of-pocket costs for the Prince Street Home and School were $164.

As the project progresses we hope to develop a budget for the continued operation of the project as a planning aid to determine if the network should be maintained after the 6-month project, and as a guide to other schools.

Bandwidth Costs after Pilot Project

Bell Aliant, through Sales Manager, PEI, Paul Murray, had offered special pricing for other schools that want to engage in their own wireless projects:

  • 20 Mbps down / 15 Mbps up FiberOP
  • $49.95 for first 6 months for each location within current fibre op serving areas
  • $79.95 per month after that.
  • 12 month commitment is asked for each location.
  • Installation fees waived.
  • All access to the buildings is the responsibility of the schools, so a review for each location will be required and signed off between the two parties involved.

Interested schools can contact Paul directly at (902) 566-0294.