Northwestel made major telecommunication advancements in Nunavut in 2018. Construction began on a new broadband network designed to connect all 25 communities to faster Internet, increased capacity, and better access to government services. With $49.9 Million in funding from the Government of Canada’s Connect to Innovate project, the network was launched in the fall. This included bringing new, 3x faster Internet plans at lower monthly prices to customers in 4 communities.
A traditional celebration to introduce new technology
Northwestel officially launched its new Tamarmik Nunaliit network in Iqaluit in September. Company President Curtis Shaw (2nd from right) was joined by Nunavut Ministers David Joanasie and Lorne Kusugak, and Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq, to celebrate the launch with a special sealskin ribbon cutting and drum dance performance.
Serving Inuktitut customers
Northwestel launched a new website designed for Nunavut customers, featuring Inuktitut-translated content.
Faster Internet in 4 communities
Northwestel introduced 15 Mpbs Internet packages to Iqaluit, Cambridge Bay, Rankin Inlet, and Arviat.
Thumbs up in Qik
Northwestel President Curtis Shaw (left) and Bell EVP of Network Stephen Howe (right) visited with Qikiqtarjuaq Mayor Mary Killiktee and residents during a tour of northern communities in September. A Northwestel national partner, Bell Mobility plans to bring its LTE mobility service to every community by the end of 2019.
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