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Did You Know...

posted Dec 9, 2009, 10:41 AM by Joshua McKenty

...That we pay referral fees for new customers? It’s true. Every time one of your friends signs up for NaTel’s residential phone service, we’ll give you a month of service totally free.

If you’ve got enough friends, you might never pay a phone bill again.

NaTel Partners with HorizonNet

posted Dec 9, 2009, 10:35 AM by Joshua McKenty

NaTel has always prided itself on hosting only in high-quality data centers. As part of our ongoing efforts to maintain competitive pricing, and have room for further expansion of our business, we have partnered with HorizonNet (Victoria’s Premiere Internet Service Provider), and moved our facilities into co-location at Cube Global Storage.

“…the Milwest Centre was built to withstand hurricane-force winds of up to 135 km/h.

The building was also designed to be functional after 9.5 earthquakes, 1.5 times the normal specifications for such a facility. (Note: the largest earthquake recorded was 9.3 on the Richter scale, during the early 1900’s in Alaska.) One of the most disaster-resistant facilities on the planet, CUBE has earned the reputation as the ‘Fort Knox’ of the North.

Engineers from Japan and California were consulted to ensure the buildings stability.

  • The building’s foundation is located on solid igneous rock, penetrating 22 km deep into the earth’s crust.
  • It is located 35 meters above sea level, safe from tsunamis, and water tables. In addition, water sensors strategically located within the premises that alert the off-site monitoring station of any water presence in the facility.
  • The facility is a steel I-beam structure and has been built to withstand 135 km/h wind. The roof was built with channels to eliminate the possibility of it being lifted by strong winds. (Note: the highest recorded wind in BC is 122 km/h; highest recorded wind offshore was 132 km/h at Race Rocks.)
  • The facility does not use natural gas (disaster prevention) and there are no gas lines within 150 meters of the building.

The facility is equipped with a building-wide uninterrupted power supply (UPS) backed up by a power generator. If the power fails, the UPS batteries (50 KVA) continue to provide power to all essential circuits located throughout the facility. The UPS batteries will last for 30 minutes; however, within 8 seconds of any power failure, the power generators take over the delivery of conditioned power throughout the building.

There are backup power generators located throughout the facility. The power generators are tested monthly under full load to ensure their readiness. All backup systems are set to run at 75% maximum capacity. There are enough generator supplies and diesel fuel on hand to make the building self sufficient for 7 days. Refueling can be accomplished by helicopter if roads are inaccessible.”

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