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Inuvik set to become the second Fibre-to-the-home community in the North

July 7, 2020 Inuvik, NT – Northwestel is expanding its best network technology to Inuvik, Northwest Territories (NT) by installing new Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service throughout most of the community.  This will make Inuvik Northwestel’s second Fibre-to-the-home community in the North, following the launch of FTTH in Hay River, NT, earlier this year. Fibre-to-the-home technology will […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 202014 Views

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New Dene Nation partnership brings internet to Indigenous students – Cabin Radio

The Dene Nation says a new $170,000 partnership will provide internet connectivity for NWT Indigenous students to access education. June 29, 2020 In a Monday news release, the Dene Nation said it was joining forces with the charitable wing of credit card company Mastercard to provide the funding. The money will provide internet access for […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 202034 Views

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As N.W.T. residents spend more time online, advocates urge ‘responsible’ internet usage – CBC

Apr 02, 2020 With directions to stay home, many more people are going online, potentially congesting northern networks As people across the Northwest Territories adapt to spending a lot more time at home, they may also have to adjust their internet habits. “There’s a shock to the system right now,” said Dean Proctor, chief development […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 202037 Views

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Nunavut’s telecom network may face a meltdown from overuse, ISP warns – Nunatsiaq News

Northwestel did not need CRTC permission to double Nunavut bandwidth caps If you live in Nunavut and you’re stuck at home until who knows when, try not to hog the available internet bandwidth. SSi Micro, operator of the Qiniq network that provides internet and mobile phone service to all 25 Nunavut communities, issued that advice […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202042 Views

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Northwestel applies to CRTC for temporary relief on customer internet usage.

Monday, March 16, 2020 Whitehorse, YT – As part of it’s COVID-19 response, Northwestel has submitted an urgent application to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for temporary relief on residential Internet usage to facilitate increased telework in the north. Northwestel has proposed waiving any overage charges for customers exceeding their Internet usage caps […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202037 Views

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Remote regions falling further behind in broadband internet, federal panel warns – Nunatsiaq News

Remote and rural regions are falling further behind urban Canada in access to broadband internet and other forms of electronic communication, says a report by a six-person panel set up to advise the federal government To correct that situation, the panel, which released its report on Wednesday, Jan. 29, recommends that all providers of electronic […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202056 Views

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To improve internet in northern Canada, $1 million is up for grabs – Nunatsiaq News

15 January 2020 Canadian Internet Registration Authority hopes to fund projects in northern, Indigenous communities Applications for the annual Community Investment Program from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s $1 million grant initiative will open today. Not-for-profits, charities, and researchers are invited to apply for funding for projects that will “improve the health and quality of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202074 Views

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Inuit sharing ancient knowledge of ice, sea and land with new app – CBC

Siku app allows users to share info about dangerous conditions, wildlife sightings and hunting stories Dec 05, 2019 A social media app geared toward the outdoor lives of Inuit launched Wednesday with features that tie traditional knowledge to smartphone technology. The Siku app and web platform, named after the Inuktitut word for sea ice, allows […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201979 Views

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Government of Nunavut makes significant progress in system recovery efforts

Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 22, 2019) – The Government of Nunavut (GN) today confirmed its network and electronic systems affected by the November 2 ransomware are operational, following significant progress over the past weeks. “I want to say a heartfelt thank you to the many people who have been working nonstop to make sure our government […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201980 Views

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Government of Nunavut ransomware update

15 November 2019 The Government of Nunavut (GN) can confirm that payments for Financial Assistance to Nunavut Students (FANS), Adult Learning Training Supports and Foster Parent payments will be issued to clients today, and that future payments for those programs will be issued as scheduled. Income Assistance payments in Iqaluit are now being delivered as […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201996 Views

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