Northwestel took a step closer toward strengthening its network for customers with the 2018 announcement that a new fibre-optic line would be built, connecting Yukon with NWT. The company also adopted innovative technology by helping introduce two firsts for the North: the interactive Smart Kiosk and the well-resourced NorthLight Innovation Hub.
Closing the loop
In June of 2018, the Governments of Canada and Yukon, along with Northwestel, announced a project to build a fibre-optic line from Dawson City to Inuvik. Once completed, the new fibre line will close the Canada North Fibre Loop - creating redundancy and providing a stronger network for every connected community. See Map
Jessica shares her mental health story
For Mental Illness Awareness Week, Northwestel invited actress/comedian Jessica Holmes to Whitehorse for a special performance to help raise awareness about mental health issues.
New technology for the North
In July, Northwestel introduced the North’s first-ever Smart Kiosk in downtown Whitehorse. The digital hub offers multimedia content and boosts mobility signals for nearby users.
A new space to connect and create
Northwestel provided support to open Yukon’s NorthLight Innovation Hub in September. The dynamic new facility features shared workspaces, meeting rooms, workshops, and artist studios.
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