New Fibre Installation / Upgrade Multiple Towers

Upgrade (Multiple) Towers

Keewaytinook Okimakanak is proposing the addition of (3) 0.6m antennae, in the 5 GHz frequency band, mounted near the top of (2) existing 18m and 28m towers which are located on Cat Lake First Nation and Kasabonika First Nations. The antenna will be installed to improve network access to high-speed internet. In the future, the existing tower may have other antennas and other radiocommunication equipment added or replaced.

New Fibre Installation

Keewaytinook Okimakanak plans to install fiber optic cabling, for Internet purposes, as backbone to serve residential homes in the Pikangikum First Nation. The project involves the installation of approximately 2km of aerial fiber optic cable from the Pikangikum fibre cabinet (11.6) near the airport to the Pikangikum Point of Presence (11.1).

The cable is to be attached to existing support structures such as utility/telephone poles that parallel existing roadways. Support structures may require structural improvements to support cable attachments.



Latest update

January 03, 2023 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of Determination - New Fibre Installation/ Upgrade Multiple Towers (Keewaytinook Okimakanak) - January 3, 2023


Innovation Science Economic Development
Phil Mickle, Program Officer
235 Queen street
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 0H5
Telephone: 613-617-1860

  • Location

    • Bearskin Lake PoP (Ontario)
    • Big Trout Lake PoP (Ontario)
    • Cat Lake PoP (Ontario)
    • Cat Lake Wireless Tower (Ontario)
    • Deer Lake PoP (Ontario)
    • Kasabonika Lake PoP (Ontario)
    • Kasabonika Lake Wireless Tower (Ontario)
    • Kewaywin PoP (Ontario)
    • Kingfisher Lake PoP (Ontario)
    • Muskrat Dam PoP (Ontario)
    • North Spirit Lake PoP (Ontario)
    • Pikangikum Fibre Cabinet (Ontario)
    • Pikangikum PoP (Ontario)
    • Poplar Hill PoP (Ontario)
    • Sachigo Lake PoP (Ontario)
    • Sandy Lake PoP (Ontario)
    • Slate Falls PoP (Ontario)
    • Wapekeka (Angling Lake) PoP (Ontario)
    • Wawakepewin PoP (Ontario)
    • Weagamow PoP (Ontario)
    • Wunnumin Lake PoP (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Keewaytinook Okimakanak
  • Authorities

    • Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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