Northwestel phone service restored after overnight outage
Police had told Nunavummiut to outside Iqaluit to go directly to detachments in case of emergency
RCMP say cell and phone services has been restored in Nunavut.
Northwestel had been experiencing “a severe network outage” that impacted emergency calls and long distance services across Nunavut.
In Iqaluit, calls made from a landline to the emergency line at 979‐1111 were working, but a call made from a cell phone to the emergency line did not work, the RCMP said in a news release late Wednesday night.
“If you are in a community outside of Iqaluit, please go to the local detachment in case of an emergency,” the RCMP had stated in the release.
Police in the Northwest Territories also said Wednesday that communications services had been disrupted across that territory.
Northwestel said late Wednesday on Twitter that customers in the Yukon and Northern B.C. were also experiencing a disruption to internet, TV and phone services.
A spokesperson from Northwestel told CBC Yukon that a fibre line had likely been cut.