Bell Canada announced that it is now offering up-to 100Mbps LTE mobile broadband services to all 25 communities in Nunavut, Canada’s northernmost territory. Furthermore, Bell is providing 15Mbps fixed-wireless internet access in 21 Nunavut communities while its subsidiary Northwestel is providing this service in Arviat, Cambridge Bay, Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet, delivering speeds ‘up to six times’ faster than what was previously available. Fixed-wireless user packages including 100GB monthly data volume were upgraded at no additional cost.
Northwestel and Bell are using the new open-access Tamarmik Nunaliit network to deliver the new services, operating on Telesat Ka-Band satellite technology. Bell adds that completion of the new network infrastructure for all 25 Nunavut communities has been achieved within the two-year objective established when the initiative was launched in 2017.
Bell is currently aiming to roll out its high speed Wireless Home Internet to smaller towns and rural communities throughout seven provinces, projecting coverage of one million rural households across Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Atlantic Canadian provinces.