SSi teams up with Qikiqtaaluk Corp to seek better Nunavut internet – Nunatsiaq News

27 August 2020

“It’s a real, very real blueprint for Inuit control and Inuit management”

There might be some relief on the way for all those internet and mobile phone users in Nunavut who are fed up with incessant outages and network slowdowns.

That could happen if a consortium formed by SSi Canada and the Inuit-owned Qikiqtaaluk Corp. is able to move forward on a 10-year plan for creating better internet access in the Canadian Arctic.

“It’s about putting in facilities not only for today, but for the future, in terms of improving connectivity,” said Dean Proctor, the chief development officer for SSi Canada.

SSi Canada, formerly known as SSi Micro, is the operator of Nunavut’s Qiniq and SSi Mobile networks. QC is the business arm of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.

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