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High-speed fibre-optic internet could finally be coming to Nunavut, with two groups now competing to run subsea cables through the Arctic archipelago.

For the past year, Nunavut Resource Corporation, which is partly owned by the Kitikmeot Inuit Association, has been lobbying the federal government for support for a new $850-million plan to build onto existing fibre optic networks in Labrador, Quebec and the N.W.T.

Source: CBC Technology News

Date: October 13th, 2016

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/inuit-fibre-arctic-project-1.3800259

Discussion

1) Is this as simple as just dropping a fibre optic cable in the north west passage?

2) The main issue is always “the last mile / kilometer”.  What does this mean?

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