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 Satellite Ground Station Inuvik, Inc. (CSGSI), a recently commissioned private sector satellite ground station in Inuvik. Contracts for the transport of data using the partially activated MVFL system have been signed with Northwestel, CSGSI, which includes data transport for Kongsberg Satellite Services of Norway, and the Swedish Space Corporation.
The contractual rights of the Government of Northwest Territories remain fully protected during this interim period, pending final commissioning of the full MVFL system.
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