First Nations Connectivity Solutions

With FibreNet, First Nations communities are able to access the global intellectual capital in order to bring the world’s best education, health, and admin practices to their communities.

FibreNet interconnects schools, medical clinics, and community health and wellness programs all to the same high performing fibre network, enabling First Nation’s communities to provide the highest quality of service possible.

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First Nations Solutions

Like many small communities in Alberta, First Nations communities are challenged with the ability to connect. Access to high-speed networks means access to e-commerce, video streaming, employment, healthcare, and education opportunities.

 

Axia FibreNet services provide equal access for First Nations community health and wellness programs, medical clinics, schools, libraries, museums, and many other administrative buildings that service each community.

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Health Services Case Study

Enabling HealthCare for the Siksika Nation

Located 100 kilometres east of Calgary, Alberta, the Siksika Nation has experienced first-hand the difference the Axia FibreNet can make in the health and well-being of a community. The Siksika Nation’s health services encompass a number of components including a community health program, a medical clinic, an elder lodge, professional services, emergency services, and a community wellness program.

Enabling HealthCare for the Siksika Nation

Located 100 kilometres east of Calgary, Alberta, the Siksika Nation has experienced first-hand the difference the Axia FibreNet can make in the health and well-being of a community. The Siksika Nation’s health services encompass a number of components including a community health program, a medical clinic, an elder lodge, professional services, emergency services, and a community wellness program.

Plans were put in place to expand the health services available to the Siksika Nation with the goal of providing the highest quality of care possible. They soon realized the fast, stable, secure connectivity was a critical element in delivering those services.

The Challenge

One of the first hurdles the Siksika Nation had to overcome was getting approval as a federal entity to connect to the Axia FibreNet. Working closely with Health Canada and the Siksika Nation, Axia helped to facilitate the approval process through the Government of Alberta.

The Solution

Once all parties came to a consensus, the actual network construction got underway, with a physical fibre connection being made to a Meet-Me Centre approximately 1 ½km from the Siksika site. Two Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) were put in place: one internal network at the Health and Wellness Centre and a second connecting the Wellness Centre to Clinic Vault, an electronic medical records application service provider.

Health Services Case Study
 
Health Services Case Study

The Result

The FibreNet supported medical system allowed for home care nurses to carry hand-held devices allowing them to access client files and records at any time. Satellite dialysis and expanded MRI capability became a reality, while initiatives such as establishing a TeleHealth program, and implementing electronic medical records, and digital X-ray storage were put in place.

This technology implementation advanced medical services available to the Siksika Nation and enabled them to attract and retain quality doctors, dentists, radiologists, and other healthcare professional benefiting the community as a whole.

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