Have you seen the recent subsea news about Nunavut? The Government of Canada’s newest, largest, most northerly territory is planning an undersea cable project to close the digital gap that separates its population from the rest of the country. Find out more from this Nunatsiaq News article.
The Canadian government has announced a commitment of CAN$151M to go along with the CAN$30M already committed by the Government of Nunavut. Nunavut is the only Canadian territory that does not now have direct connectivity to the global grid via fiber-optic cable, but instead relies solely on satellite for internet services. The new cable is planned to connect several coastal communities by 2023 and reassign Nunavut’s limited satellite bandwidth for use by other communities across the territory.
DRG is very honored to be involved in this important project that’s helping to provide the high-speed connectivity necessary to bring critical services to this remote part of the world. Ultimately, the network’s more reliable and faster connection will enable Nunavut better access to health and education services, while also creating opportunities for businesses and residents.