Iqaluit Mayor, Madeleine Redfern, calls for Nunavut fibre connectivity to meet the territory’s increasing internet demands. She claims that Nunavut is forced to depend on a desperately slow satellite internet service. The current connectivity crisis is crippling the territory’s economic development and government operations.
High-speed Nunavut fibre
The Iqaluit mayor is lobbying hard to bring high-speed fibre internet connectivity to Nunavut. She cites by way of example Greenland’s capital, Nuuk, just across the Davis Strait from Iqaluit, which enjoys high-speed, fibre-optic connectivity, Greenland Connect, operated by TELE Greenland. Greenland Connect is a subsea cable system that connects Canada at Milton, Newfoundland and Labrador, with Nuuk and Qaqortoq in Greenland to Landeyjarsandur, South Iceland.
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