Nunavik receives final funding for high-speed internet expansion – Nunatsiaq News

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Oct 13, 2021

The Kativik Regional Government says it has secured the remaining money needed for its work to bring high-speed internet to the region.

In addition to funding from the federal and provincial governments, the KRG said in an Oct. 7 news release that it is receiving a total of $53.4 million from a federal fund administered by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

This past August, work began on laying an underwater fibre optic cable which will run from Chisasibi, on the coast of James Bay, north to Puvirnituq, with connections to Kuujjuaraapik, Whapmagoostui, Umiujaq and Inukjuak.

All the cable and electronics have been laid for this portion as of Oct. 1, according to Dan Pellerin, a telecommunications adviser with the KRG who helped get the projects up and running.

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