Connecting Yukon

Northwestel took a step closer toward strengthening its network for customers with the 2018 announcement that a new fibre-optic line would be built, connecting Yukon with NWT. The company also adopted innovative technology by helping introduce two firsts for the North: the interactive Smart Kiosk and the well-resourced NorthLight Innovation Hub.

Map of the Canada North Fibre Loop

Closing the loop

In June of 2018, the Governments of Canada and Yukon, along with Northwestel, announced a project to build a fibre-optic line from Dawson City to Inuvik. Once completed, the new fibre line will close the Canada North Fibre Loop - creating redundancy and providing a stronger network for every connected community. See Map

Infographic showing distance of fibre optic line.
Jessica Holmes stands on leg in front of map of Canada

Jessica shares her mental health story

For Mental Illness Awareness Week, Northwestel invited actress/comedian Jessica Holmes to Whitehorse for a special performance to help raise awareness about mental health issues.

Northwestel executives stand in front of their first-ever Smart Kiosk

New technology for the North

In July, Northwestel introduced the North’s first-ever Smart Kiosk in downtown Whitehorse. The digital hub offers multimedia content and boosts mobility signals for nearby users.

 Bald man in nice shirt at the office

A new space to connect and create

Northwestel provided support to open Yukon’s NorthLight Innovation Hub in September. The dynamic new facility features shared workspaces, meeting rooms, workshops, and artist studios.

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