June 08, 2012 - 11:46 am
Nunavut's Qiniq gets bandwidth boost from Ottawa handout
New $80 a month offering promises 1.5 Mbps
The Qiniq internet service in Nunavut, operated by the SSI Group of
Companies http://www.ssimicro.com/home for the Nunavut Broadband
Development Corp. http://www.nunavut-broadband.ca/ , began offering more
bandwidth June 4 thanks to a $10.7 million contribution from Industry
The money to pay for the extra bandwidth comes from an Industry Canada
program called "Broadband Canada: Connecting Rural Canadians."
The SSI Group is using the money to offer a new package branded as
The Atiigiallak plan, which costs $80 a month, offers download speeds that
burst up to 1.5 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 384 Kbps.
The plan comes with 10 gigabyte bandwidth cap. Users may buy more
bandwidth at a rate of $20 per GB.
The Atiigiallak plan is roughly equivalent in speed to Northwestel's High
Speed Iqaluit Ultra DSL plan, which offers bandwidth of up to 1.5 Mbps for
$119.95 a month.