Northwestel: risk for disrupted cell, Internet service diminished

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Yellowknife, NWT – Northwestel says the threat posed by a wildfire between the Fort Providence and Behchoko has diminished.

Yesterday, the company issued a news release saying Yellowknife customers may experience a disruption to Internet and cell services if the fire were to progress.

With heavy rain falling in the area, Northwestel says equipment is not under any current threat.

The telecommunications company says a wildfire located near the community of Kakisa has also receded considerably.

Northwestel technicians are continuing to monitor the situation and will be available to respond to any cut if needed.

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