Establishing communication infrastructure for internet or telephone access in remote locations is a difficult and expensive process. The forest industry lacks the level of capital that other resource sectors such as oil and gas have to construct cell phone towers or to establish satellite connections. As well, forest operations are constantly on the move which demands more extensive traditional networks. A potential solution to this issue is Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) communications, which is exactly what the name suggests, a low power long range wireless network solution. LoRaWAN networks are a type of LPWAN developed for the Internet of Things. There are solutions available which can reach between a range of 12 km to 15 km , which consume only 100 mW of power (Semtech, 2016). The LoRa system usually takes on a star-of-stars topology, where a long range WiFi router called a gateway backhauls an internet connection to endpoints which are called LoRa modules as shown in Figure 1. These modules can be integrated into circuits for a multitude of uses such as GPS and data sharing. The modules are capable of transmitting and receiving data to and from the gateway (Poole). While this system consumes very little power and can create a long range network, the trade-off is the low data rate. Typical Wi-Fi routers used in the average household has a data rate between 11 to 53 Mbps, while the LoRaWAN data rates are between 0.3 to 50 kbps (LoRa Alliance, 2016).