The Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL) project is a Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) initiative to provide state-of-the-art fibre optic telecommunications for communities in the Mackenzie Valley and Beaufort Delta regions. The MVFL project involves the installation of 1,154km (717 miles) of high-speed fiber optic telecommunications cable from McGill Lake in the south to Inuvik in the North.
Initially, the construction phase began in early 2015 where work was forecasted to be completed over two winters and one summer season. Due to unforeseen events, the construction phase has been extended into a third winter season.
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The Ledcor Group, along with the Premier and Cabinet of The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and project partner NorthwesTel, were in Inuvik, Northwest Territories (NWT), this past weekend to celebrate the launch of the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL). Construction of the 1,154-kilometre fibre line between High Level, Alberta, and Inuvik, NWT, was […]
Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod announced an agreement with Northern Lights General Partnership today to provide high-speed fibre backhaul services for communities in the Mackenzie Valley connected to the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL). In addition, a temporary high-speed connection has been agreed to with Northwestel for the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF) and Canada […]
Summer 2015 build activities have commenced on the MVFL project. The objective of the MVFL Summer Build is to install 303 kilometers of buried 48 strand fibre optic cable from McGill Lake to Wrigley. Work has begun on the southern end of this route segment, and crews will continue working north to Wrigley until the […]
The first winter construction season of the MVFL project has concluded with over 430 km of fibre optic cable installed. Though this construction season faced some initial challenges, it was successful with just over one third of the route completed.
More than 30 local and territorial politicians, aboriginal leaders and business representatives from Ottawa and as far away as Texas donned hard hats and safety gear for a viewing of the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Line groundbreaking.