November Network Update – Alberta

Network Update - Alberta

Over the last few months, our team has been busy with network deployments in Alberta, Saskatchewan, as well as supporting our partners in the United States. We couldn’t have come this far without the support and patience of our customers, the community, as well as local government leaders. On behalf of the entire team at Mage, thank you. 

The cooler weather is setting in, but we’re not slowing down, so I’d like to take a few minutes to update you on the status of our network projects here in Alberta. Though network construction has taken longer than we expected, we’re tirelessly committed to connecting underserved areas to fast reliable, high-speed Internet. 

Our work in the Wintergreen began in the fall and we’ve since completed a verified network design that’ll ensure anyone who’d like to be connected, can be and will experience high quality service. Weather-permitting, we’ll continue to install poles and complete home installations. We’ll also continue work on the Data Pipeline that will connect Wintergreen to the rest of our network in the Hamlet. 

As of writing this, our team is in the West Bragg and Leisure Lake area completing the measurements required to produce a complete design for the area. We’ll be following the same plan as in Wintergreen – installing poles and completing home installations.

We’ve planned a fiber build from our Bragg Creek field office to Redwood Meadows. Digging the underground fiber will begin as soon as the permit process is complete. As the fiber build gets underway, we’ll begin deploying Data Pipelines in the area, which means that as soon as the fiber is completed we can turn on service immediately. 

Our biggest push this winter will be the Data Pipeline to West Bragg and all areas in between, as well as the Data Pipeline towards the Leisure Lake area. We understand how frustrating it may be not knowing the exact date that our service will be available at your home. However, we’re committed to connecting you to fast, reliable high-speed Internet as quickly as we can. 

To stay updated on our progress, keep checking back here on the blog and connect with us via your favourite social media channel. 


What are Mage’s minimum bandwidth guarantees?

We understand that fast, reliable, high-speed Internet is critical for work, school and fun. So we don’t cut corners on bandwidth. We’re also the only Internet Service Provider that has implemented minimum bandwidth guarantees, including Guaranteed Minimum Bandwidth™ and Guaranteed Streaming Bandwidth™

What is Guaranteed Streaming Bandwidth™ (GSB™)?

Our MAGE 100 service includes GSB™. This means that in the unlikely event that everyone is online at the same time, the network will have adequate bandwidth available so that our GSB™ customers will always be able to watch an HD Netflix movie AND have a Zoom call at the same time. [Read More About GSB™]

What is Guaranteed Minimum Bandwidth™ (GMB™)?

Our MAGE 50 service includes GMB™. This means that in the unlikely event that everyone is online at the same time, the network will have adequate bandwidth available so that our GMB™ customers will always be able to have a Zoom call.

How does Mage deliver GSB ™ and GMB™?

First, our network is designed so that any single 100 Mbps Data Pipeline will never have more than fourteen (14) GSB customers on it (more for a mix of GSB and GMB customers).

Second, if we must add new customers to a pipeline, we can easily increase the overall capacity of the whole network (or a branch of the network) using our concept of New Bandwidth Injection™ (NBI™) to ensure our minimum bandwidth standards are maintained.

(*Our maximum speed is 100 Mbps Download and 100 Mbps Upload when a network is fully constructed.)