Northwestel is continuing in their ongoing plan to bring internet access to northern communities.
Northwestel launched fibre Internet to Mayo and Stewart Crossing in the Yukon, on the traditional territory of the Na-Cho Nyäk Dun First Nation. On top of connecting fibre directly to homes, Northwestel extended its fibre network from Stewart Crossing to Mayo.
Residents in these communities now have access to internet services with speeds up to 500 mbps, with 550 mbps available for businesses. Northwestel is planning on providing these same services to Carcross and Tagish by the end of the year.
The President of Northwestel, Curtis Shaw, said in a statement that “We’re excited that the very same technology that powers places like downtown Vancouver now powers Mayo and Stewart Crossing. We’re also grateful to the community for hosting our crews as we completed the work needed to bring fast, unlimited fibre Internet to residents.”
These fibre upgrades are part of Northwestel’s Every Community Project, a 3-year project to bring high speed unlimited Internet to 10,000 homes across the Northwest Territories and Yukon. The improvements are funded by the CRTC Broadband Fund as well as Northwestel’s own significant investments.