“Our Northern strength lies in our communities - each with their own stories and culture to share. When we erase distance and bring our communities together, our potential becomes… unlimited.”
Improving home Internet
Right now, smaller Northern communities have access to very different home Internet speeds and different rates than in larger communities. Within 3 years, we will bring all communities up to the same minimum standard of 50 Mbps download speeds with an option for unlimited data with the same Internet rates available in every community.
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No standalone Internet surcharge on fibre and wireless home Internet.
No rate increases for 5 years on Internet 50.
Same rates in communities as in northern city centres.
 Aklavik, Déline, Tuktoyaktuk and Nahanni Butte will receive upgraded speeds of 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload.
 Satellite improvements may be subject to technology availability. Old Crow Internet upgrade will happen in 2 phases. First phase will increase speeds to 15 Mbps download with 200 GB data allowance. The second phase will bring 50 Mbps download and unlimited data.
 Northwestel is actively seeking partner funding to ensure Whati, NWT meets the Universal Service Objective within 3 years.
Closing the technology gap
Old legacy technology within communities limits our ability to bring high-speed Internet to customers' homes. We'll solve that by laying fibre-optic cable right to the home - either along poles or buried underground.
The long distances and limited capacity of geo-stationary orbit satellites limit Internet speeds in remote areas of the North. We'll solve that by harnessing Telesat's low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite constellation, projected to launch by 2022. We'll also invest in next generation wireless-to-the-home technology to bring fast speeds to the doorstep.
35x closer than GEO satellites
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