How The Open Access Model Works
The model brings together key stakeholders in a format that is equitable, self-sustaining and most importantly provides fast and competitively priced internet for people in the communities.
- The Network Owner funds the construction and has no direct contact with retailers or end-users.
- The Operator runs the network. Hired by the owner to oversee construction, maintain the network service on a wholesale basis with retailers.
- The Retailers provide consumer services by purchasing access to the network from the operator and sells consumer services like internet, telephone or TV to the end-user. Retailers market and brand as well as sell to the consumer and provide customer service.
- The End-User gets online and is a customer on a retail level. They buy services for their home or office and get bills and service from the retailer.
To learn about how we are bringing broadband to the Municipality of Pictou County, click here to read our blog post.