Our Modernization Plan

Building a more connected North

In 2013, Northwestel embarked on its most ambitious plan to upgrade telecommunications in Canada’s North. The goal of the five year Modernization Plan is to provide customers with unprecedented access to faster speeds, new features and better service — all designed to bring them closer to what matters most. Through the Modernization Plan, we have, and will continue to make, major investments that result in a more connected North.

Northwestel Modernization Plan Map

  • 274 Modernization Plan upgrades were completed by the end of 2015, exceeding initial targets

  • 63% of Northerners can connect to the Internet faster and more reliably today than in 2013

  • With our partners at Bell, we’re bringing the best-available wireless service to the North

  • 89% of Northerners can now use the latest technology to call, text, browse & connect in ways never before possible

View the full 2015 Modernization Plan report card (PDF) >


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