MLAs aghast at $80 million cost increase to Nunavut-Greenland fibre cable – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 2019138 Views

Oct 25, 2019

Iqaluit internet link will cost over $200 million

The GN’s plan to boost internet in the Qikiqtaaluk region through an undersea fibre link between Nunavut and Greenland is going to cost $80 million dollars more than planned.

MLAs approved the project, co-funded by the federal government, at around $126 million in October last year. The government finished a marine study for the 1,700 kilometre cabled link last summer.

The department of Community and Government Services learned in May that the project was going to need more money, Minister Lorne Kusugak told MLAs in committee of the whole on Wednesday.

The fibre link now rings in at around $209 million.

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