Photo: Arctic Fibre presents in Iqaluit

By JIM BELL

Doug Cunningham of Arctic Fibre Inc. gives a presentation in Iqaluit June 25 at the Hotel Arctic. His company proposes a big bold scheme to connect London, Tokyo and New York with an undersea cable through Canadian Arctic waters, with branch lines supplying fast, cheap telecommunications to most Nunavut communities. If his plan goes head, Cunningham foresees a gradual transition away from satellite telecommunications starting between 2014 and 2016. And because internet-hungry subscribers in Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan would cover most of the cable system’s costs, bandwidth prices in Nunavut would fall dramatically over time, Cunningham said. Read more later about Arctic Fibre's plans on Nunatsiaqonline.ca. (PHOTO BY JIM BELL)


Doug Cunningham of Arctic Fibre Inc. gives a presentation in Iqaluit June 25 at the Hotel Arctic. His company proposes a big bold scheme to connect London, Tokyo and New York with an undersea cable through Canadian Arctic waters, with branch lines supplying fast, cheap telecommunications to most Nunavut communities. If his plan goes head, Cunningham foresees a gradual transition away from satellite telecommunications starting between 2014 and 2016. And because internet-hungry subscribers in Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan would cover most of the cable system’s costs, bandwidth prices in Nunavut would fall dramatically over time, Cunningham said. Read more later about Arctic Fibre’s plans on Nunatsiaqonline.ca. (PHOTO BY JIM BELL)

Share This Story

(0) Comments