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Det’on Cho, Northwestel to collaborate on Indigenous-owned submarine fibre line


YELLOWKNIFE – Det’on Cho Management LP announced yesterday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Northwestel to collaborate on an Indigenous-owned submarine fibre line under Great Slave Lake. The proposed submarine fibre optic cable will run “between the North and South Slave regions of the NWT,” a press release says. “The submarine line would connect at both ends with existing Northwestel fibre lines, creating a resilient fibre loop that allows for broadband traffic to flow even in the event of a fibre break.” This will “provide added protection to services in nine NWT communities: Fort Smith, Fort Resolution, Hay...