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Oct
11
2017

Iqaluit Mayor calls for Nunavut fibre for economic prosperity

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 […]

Oct
4
2017

Natan Obed on Inuit: “We don’t have access to broadband”

"This country isn't complete yet," @ITK_CanadaInuit President Natan Obed discusses the issues he wished were on the table #pnpcbc #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/q8NEUOznZo — Power & Politics (@PnPCBC) October 3, 2017 Following a meeting of indigenous leaders with Premiers and the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, ITK President Natan Obed appeared on CBC News | Power & Politics […]

Sep
15
2017

Nunavut backbone satellite network funding announced

The Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), the Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains, announced that $50 million has been allocated to higher-speed satellite internet for all 25 communities across Nunavut as part of the $500 million ‘Connect to Innovate’ program. The funding has been allocated to Northwestel, the northern subsidiary of Bell Canada, […]

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