Lasqueti Wireless - High-speed Internet Access

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The Lasqueti Internet Access Society (aka LIAS)  is a non-profit volunteer based organization that exists because it's members make it work. Considering the topography of the Island, weather conditions, lack of grid support and limited resources, it’s a tribute to our community that it functions at all. Internet service is now a critical element to life here, and our members are our greatest asset. If LIAS was run simply as a Utility company, the rates would be higher, the benefits no better and the profits go elsewhere. We gratefully acknowledge and give thanks to the many folks who volunteer their time to sit on the LIAS board, maintain the lasqueti.ca website and email list, and who have worked tirelessly to research, configure, test, set-up, and maintain the Lasqueti Wireless network.

Ch Ch Changes ....

After ten years of serving the Lasqueti community LIAS has broken the mold of all Internet Service Providers (ISPs). After a year and a half of work by Larry including the replacement of  key radios and equipment at our access points, LIAS has launched the First Annual Data Plan Service in the Industry! 

There are two ways to access internet on Lasqueti through LIAS:

1. Hotspot access

Hotspot access is a public service offered by LIAS in certain areas of Lasqueti - around the LIAS office and some areas of False Bay. This is a limited service, intended as a convenience for Lasqueti residents and visitors, so that you can get online for short tasks, like checking e-mail or looking up a local business.  Use is limited to ONE hour per day between 7am and 7pm.
 

2. Personal Home Use:  

To set up high speed internet at home, you will need a radio installed by one of our Techs to receive the wireless signal from our network. The cost of set up varies from about $250 to $450 depending on each individual circumstance. For the internet service fees, see rates. If you are interested or want to learn if you can receive an internet signal, please contact us.


Lasqueti Wireless Rates

As of Oct. 1st/ 2017. All accounts include membership to LIAS.

Term GB/mth Rate Payment Method
Hotspot 1 hour / day Free Gratis
Monthly Options

1 month lite 10GB

1 month standard 50GB

5 month seasonal 150GB

 

$50/month

$100/month

$300/ 5 months

 

 

E-transfer, Paypal or Credit Card

 

 

 

Annual Lite 12 months/ 120 GB $400/year E-transfer, Paypal, Credit Card, or Cheque
Annual Standard
12 months/ 600GB $600/year E-transfer, Paypal, Credit Card, or Cheque

Annual High

12 months/ 1200GB

$900/year

E-transfer, Paypal, Credit Card, or Cheque
Additional Data 100 GB $100 E-transfer, Paypal, Credit Card, or Cheque

 

 

Please Read This Fine Print!

Current annual plan members will be rolled into the new plans automatically and will be billed at the new rate on their billing anniversary according to their historical usage. In other words there’s nothing you need to do until your annual plan is up for renewal. We will be monitoring your usage and will recommend which plan you will need. Because of the all the changes, members will not be able to check their actual usage for the immediate future.

When data plans run out the accounts transition as follows:

  • Annual members will shift to reduced status which still allows for internet browsing but not streaming etc.
  • Part-time / seasonal members will shift to 'super slow mode' which will allow them to access the network for a service renewal email to us.
  • If members want more data it’s $100 for 100 GB until their term ends or they can sign up for a new yearly plan at a more appropriate rate for their usage.

No More Overage Charges!

In 2015 we wrote that “LIAS members really hate overage charges. We get more questions and complaints about overage charges than any other aspect of the service." It turned out that the 20, 50 and 100gb a month plans were not big enough for some households and with the increased use of NETFLIX and other streaming services, our network manager reported that more and more data was being used and members were paying more overage than ever before. Consequently the average usage is now around 50gb a month. The new plans were created around the actual user needs and history of our members. You now have the options of one month, 5 months and one year to use up your data and if it runs out within the term, you can buy more for $100/ 100GB. Please note: our goal is to get everyone on annual plans appropriate for their needs.

 

Tip: How to Reduce Your Bandwidth Consumption on Netflix:

To set your Netflix data usage, log in to your Netflix account, click your account name at the top-right portion of the browser window, and select Your Account. On the Account page, scroll down until you see Playback Settings listed in the “My Profile” section. Click it to view data usage and episode playback settings. There are four quality settings that will affect both picture quality and data usage. In order to be bandwidth-conscious, sticking with the “Low setting" will ensure that you can still enjoy Netflix content with minimal impact on data usage.

Renew Internet

  • Annual members: You will receive an invoice via Paypal 30 days prior to the account due. You are able to pay for this invoice by credit card, Paypal account, e-transfer or cheque.
  • Part-time / seasonal members: If you are only on lasqueti short term please contact us to confirm your internet will be active when you get here and we'll send you an invoice as per your requirements.

Getting HelpLasqueti Wireless

- Having trouble with the sign-up or login procedure? 
- Paypal giving you woes?
- Need assistance evaluating your location?
- Want to buy a radio antenae or hire an installer?      

For help with any Lasqueti Wireless issues, please contact...

Current LIAS Directors: Richard Chesham, Joseph Fall, Vic Lacey, Kay Compston, Don MacDonald, Willy Clark, Merrick Anderson, and Bill Morrison.  Contact: directors [at] lias [dot] ca  LIAS also employs two part-time local contractors including: Larry Manahan: service [at] lias [dot] ca and Tanis Dagert: accounts [at] lias [dot] ca

Questions? Contact: info [at] lias [dot] ca

If you have questions see the LIAS Forum "How does our broadband work"  http://lasqueti.ca/node/2014