Cable & Telecom

New 777 km fibre run will close northern loop

WHITEHORSE – The federal government, Yukon government and Northwestel announced today they will together spend $79 million to build a 777 km fibre line from Dawson City, YT, to Inuvik, NWT.The project, says today’s press release, will also benefit 63 Indigenous communities, in Yukon, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and northern British Columbia. Funding was announced today by Innovation, Science and Economic Development minister Navdeep Bains, Yukon MP Larry Bagnell, and Ranj Pillai, Yukon minister of economic development.This new fibre run will also help close the 4,000-kilometre-long Canada North Fibre Loop to ensure a more robust Internet service in northern communities,...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.