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Moving from megabytes to gigabytes:’ Ottawa pledges $50M for Arctic internet – NEWS 95.7

IQALUIT, Nunavut – The federal government has promised to contribute nearly $50 million to bring high-speed internet to Nunavut where some of the poorest and most expensive service in Canada has long been considered an economic drag. The money, together with $73 million from regional service provider Northwestel, will put satellite dishes and ground stations […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017125 Views

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Communities across Nunavut will benefit from faster Internet

Nearly $50 million will improve high-speed coverage from Kugluktuk to Pangnirtung This press release is also available in Inuktitut. September 14, 2017 – Iqaluit, Nunavut – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Canadians in all 25 Nunavut communities will be able to do business online, participate in distance education and search for jobs online thanks to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 2017151 Views

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Federal government announces $50M for faster Arctic internet – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017  IQALUIT, Nunavut _ The federal government has promised to spend nearly $50 million to improve internet access in Nunavut where some of the poorest and most expensive service in Canada has long been considered an economic drag. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains made the announcement in Iqaluit […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2017134 Views

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Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link goes live in Inuvik

INUVIK (June 12, 2017) – Premier and Cabinet of The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), along with its partners, NorthwesTel and Ledcor Group, were in Inuvik this past weekend to celebrate the launch of the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL). Construction of the 1,154 km fibre line between High Level, Alberta and Inuvik was […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 2017143 Views

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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, 2016213 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, 2016218 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, 2016361 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, 2016292 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, 2015316 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, 2015439 Views

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