Rogers support to improve internet in the North

A shot of an SSI Micro satellite dish. File photo.
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Better internet service should be coming to Yellowknife. Wireless provider SSi Micro says it has teamed up with Rogers Communications to get a license to build a larger block of radio frequency.

The company says that will mean faster speeds, more capacity, and better coverage for customers in the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, and Nunavut. SSi founder and CEO Jeff Philipp adds it has been working to improve its service for some time.

“Along with the significant investments we have made over the last few years to upgrade our northern network to the latest LTE technology, this important agreement with Rogers allows us to improve even further our broadband wireless services.”

SSi is based out of Yellowknife and says it specializes in getting broadband into places where there was previously no internet. Senior Vice-President of Regulatory for Rogers David Watt says it’s happy to help it improve wireless service in northern Canada.

“By investing in our network across Canada to get it 5G ready and providing Rogers spectrum to
smaller carriers serving remote communities like SSi Micro, we are connecting Canadians to the
moments that matter most in their lives.”

There’s no word yet on when people should notice improvements.

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