The Northwestel building in Inuvik. Photo: Northwestel
Northwestel says Inuvik residents can expect faster and more reliable internet service after it installs a fibre-optic network through most of the town.
In a press release on Tuesday, the telecoms company said its new fibre-to-the-home service will significantly improve internet speeds, reliability and data allowances for customers.
“This is a milestone achievement,” Northwestel president Curtis Shaw was quoted as saying. “With these upgrades, we will be able to launch Canada’s first full fibre-to-the-home community in the Arctic Circle.”
Northwestel and Valard Construction will replace existing copper wiring to Inuvik homes with fibre-optic lines in the coming months. The press release says construction workers will follow Covid-19 protocols and will require consent from homeowners and residents to access their property.