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EDITORIAL: Yk’s internet woes demand inquiry

Yellowknife is often described as a place of great isolation - a tiny community nestled in the heart of a virtually uninhabited wilderness, far from the teeming cities of the south. But on certain occasions,...

Rankin sees Internet service, cell service and mail from Canada Post down for the...

The modern age of communication has been badly interrupted by spotty and undependable Internet and cell services to Rankin Inlet during the past few months. The community also saw its Canada Post outlet forced to...
Northwestel customers in Yellowknife and surrounding areas had a 'major' disruption in services on May 8. NNSL file photo

Northwestel to bring high-speed Internet to Hay River

Hay River could soon have some of the best Internet service across Canada's three territories. Northwestel, one of the largest Internet providers in the North, is in the process of replacing ageing infrastructure with...
Northwestel customers in Yellowknife and surrounding areas had a 'major' disruption in services on May 8. NNSL file photo

Damaged fibre optic line blamed for ‘major disruption’ in service

Damage to a fibre optics line leading to Yellowknife is being blamed for last night's 'major disruption' in telecommunication services in the city and surrounding areas. According to an early Thursday morning news release, service...
Darryl Froese, project manager for the Dempster Fibre Project, answers a question from the audience during an open-house presentation on the Yukon governmentÂ’s Dempster Fibre Project in Inuvik on April 24. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Fibre optic line project previewed in Inuvik

Members of the Dempster Fibre Project team hosted an open house presentation in Inuvik on April 24 to answer any questions residents might have about the project. The proposed project is a 777-km fibre optic...