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Northwestel Increases Bandwidth to Internet Customers in Iqaluit

by NationTalk on March 2, 2012306 Views

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Northwestel successfully completed an internet bandwidth expansion in Iqaluit. This upgrade provides additional satellite capacity for ADSL-based broadband services in the community.

“This upgrade is in response to Iqaluit customer demand. Northwestel is committed to meeting our customer needs in Iqaluit,” said Paul Flaherty, President and CEO of Northwestel. “We continue to look for innovative ways to expand broadband capability in Nunavut.”The project was completed over six weeks to add satellite capacity during peak times of internet use. Local Northwestel technicians in Iqaluit were on site to coordinate the expansion. The project results in a 20% increase in bandwidth available to Northwestel’s Iqaluit high speed internet customers.

Iqaluit DSL Customers will notice speed improvements immediately, particularly customers who use internet at peak times during evenings.

Northwestel Inc., www.nwtel.ca, services the largest operating area of any telecommunications company in the western hemisphere over the most remote and rugged terrain in Canada. It provides a complete range of voice, video and data solutions to residential and business customers in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, northern British Columbia and High Level, Alberta.

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