Cable & Telecom

Northwestel partners with OneWeb for satellite broadband service in the north

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Communities in the north served by Northwestel are expected to have internet powered by the low earth orbit satellites of OneWeb, according to the Bell subsidiary today. Ten communities are currently served by geostationary satellites, those flying higher up in the sky and which are approaching their end-of-life, a release said. That’s why the company is seeking new and better satellite technology to replace those older technologies. “The work to bring new LEO satellite technology to these communities was completed within just five months of the announcement of the existing satellite’s imminent end-of-life date,” Northwestel said in...