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Southern Section of the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL) now in Operation

YELLOWKNIFE (December 6, 2016) – Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod announced an agreement with Northern Lights General Partnership today to provide high-speed fibre backhaul services for communities in the Mackenzie Valley connected to the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL). In addition, a temporary high speed connection has been agreed to with Northwestel for the Inuvik […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016201 Views

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In Depth: Competition heats up to build Canada’s first Arctic fibre line, as Inuit want in – CBC

Oct 12, 2016 Latest proposal would see fibre line through the Northwest Passage, from Labrador to the N.W.T. High-speed fibre-optic internet could finally be coming to Nunavut, with two groups now competing to run subsea cables through the Arctic archipelago. For the past year, Nunavut Resource Corporation, which is partly owned by the Kitikmeot Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 2016209 Views

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Royal Visit Results in New Technology for Indigenous Students in the Yukon

FOR RELEASE – MON. SEPTEMBER 26th Royal Visit Results in New Technology for Indigenous Students in the Yukon WHITEHORSE – On Wednesday September 28th, their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the the Duska Head Start Family Learning Centre in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, to unveil a new book written in the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 2016344 Views

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Faster, more reliable Internet coming to the Northwest Territories

Project will improve high-speed Internet coverage in eight remote communities in the territory April 8, 2016 – Ottawa – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada For most Canadians, access to affordable and reliable broadband networks is an important part of everyday life. However, communities outside urban centres often face challenges in accessing Internet service at […]

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 2016279 Views

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Dempster Highway route selected to bring fibre diversity to Yukon

October 27, 2015 WHITEHORSE—Minister of Economic Development Stacey Hassard announced a project to build a new fibre optic link along the Dempster Highway, introducing needed redundancy and resiliency to Yukon’s telecommunications infrastructure. “For the past two years, our government has conducted extensive research into fibre optic route possibilities, with particular focus on the Dempster Highway […]

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 2015303 Views

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Harper Government Invests in State-of-the-Art Satellite Station

July 30, 2015 Inuvik, Northwest Territories Dr. Colin Carrie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced an investment of $3.7 million for the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF). The funding will be used to improve and build roads granting access […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 2015423 Views

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Major New Contributions for Internet Service in Nunavik

Kuujjuaq, Québec, July 30, 2015 – Mary A. Pilurtuut, Vice-Chairperson of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), was present at an announcement today by Denis Lebel, the federal Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Pierre Arcand, the Québec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Plan Nord, regarding new investments […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2015300 Views

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The Plan Nord – A $35.5-million investment in telecommunications for Nunavik

QUÉBEC CITY, July 30, 2015  – Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister responsible for the Plan Nord and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region Pierre Arcand, accompanied by the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, have announced maximum financial assistance of $26.5 million for […]

by pmnationtalk on July 30, 2015225 Views

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More Than 65,000 Homes in Quebec to Benefit from Better Broadband Connections

Government of Canada announces investment of up to $146.68 million to expand and improve Internet services July 30, 2015 – Québec, Quebec – Industry Canada Everyday tasks that were once done in person, such as shopping, communicating, learning and banking, are now done online. To help Canadian communities, businesses and families have better access to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2015268 Views

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Improved High-Speed Internet Coming to Nunavut

Minister Aglukkaq announces major investment that will extend and upgrade satellite Internet for 8,600 homes in Nunavut July 7, 2015 – Arviat, Nunavut Everyday tasks that were once done in person, such as shopping, communicating, learning and banking, are now done online. To help Canadians have better access to these and many other online opportunities, the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 2015444 Views

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