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Northwestel experienced technical difficulties

For a good portion of the day on June 13th, many in Yellowknife experienced a lack of service.

Internet, phone, and cable. It was all down.

It got to the point that I thought about Louis CK to put the situation into perspective.

Northwestel announced last night, later in the evening, that all services were restored.

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We have confirmed that the disruption was caused by damage to fibre infrastructure by 3rd party activity. The disruption began at approximately 1:45 PM (MST) and lasted approximately 6 hours. During that time, Northwestel was able to divert some traffic onto backup microwave and satellite networks.

As Louis CK said, “give it a second. It’s going to space!

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