Feds announce fibre-optic cable funds for Iqaluit

The federal government announced today that it will spend $151 million to string an undersea fibre-optic cable across the Davis Strait from Nuuk, Greenland to Iqaluit, Nunavut, to help bring faster, more affordable internet connections to territory’s capital. The Government of Nunavut is contributing $30 million towards the project, which will also include a branch to Kimmirut. Today’s announcement at Iqaluit’s Nunavut Arctic College campus also reiterated plans to build a hybrid solar and diesel power plant in Kugluktuk. From left: Bernadette Jordan, the federal minister of rural economic development; Qulliq Energy Corp.’s president and CEO, Bruno Pereira; and Lorne Kusugak, Nunavut’s minister of community and government services. See story later at Nunatsiaq.com. (Photo by Kahlan Miron)

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(4) Comments:

  1. Posted by Respect on

    $151 million dollar and the Minister keeps his hands in his pockets. It’s a very nice presentation of showing respect Mr. Kusugak

    • Posted by bob on

      Ha ha ha ha! That’s your take away? $151M for much needed upgrades and you worry about a single snapshot of a man with hands in pockets. Trolls really NEED to complain don’t they?

  2. Posted by inooya on

    On CBC North it says The cabling will be owned by the Government of Nunavut and internet will be doled out to Iqaluit and Kimmirut households has yet to be determined. All controlled by the GN. ROFL

  3. Posted by Westerner on

    As a Westerner, I am envious of the east in this regard, but also happy that Inuit will be able to enjoy fiber optic internet. This is a game changer in all aspects of life in Nunavut; healthcare, education, and in my heart – online gaming (eSports). Congrats Inuks, maybe one day Cambridge Bay will get connected.

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