The Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link is now completed.
The construction of the 1,154 km fibre line between Inuvik and High Level, Alberta was achieved on March 16, 2017.
“The Fibre Link will significantly reduce the digital gap for residents and businesses of the Mackenzie Valley, improving the efficient delivery of government programs and services, and promoting the expansion of Inuvik as a world-class satellite ground station” declared Minister of Finance Robert C. McLeod.
Several subcontractors left the project citing logistical challenges, harsh working conditions and disorganization.
The Fibre Link will be tested before being put in service and is expected to start working on June 1, 2017.
Point of Presence locations are now located in Fort Simpson, Wrigley, Tulita, Norman Wells, Fort Good Hope, Inuvik, and in High Level.