Inuvik now able to access unlimited internet from both local providers


Northwestel began offering unlimited internet packages to Inuvik this month, joining New North Networks which began offering unlimited packages last April. (Mackenzie Scott/CBC)

Internet options in Inuvik, N.W.T. have expanded as a second company started offering unlimited internet packages.

Earlier this month, Northwestel announced it updated its service to the community.

Previously, Northwestel’s DSL internet in town ran over thin copper wires originally designed for phone services, which isn’t compatible with unlimited internet.

“We just didn’t have the capacity over our old DSL network … couldn’t deliver the high speed capacity that customers are asking for in today’s world,” said Andrew Anderson, director of communications for Northwestel.


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