NorthwesTel pandemic data limits to become permanent

The North’s largest telecommunications company says the changes to data usage it introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic will become permanent.

Following an application to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, NorthwesTel removed the data usage limits for many clients and boosted the limit for others from March to May.

In June, the company reinstated the limits with an increase to most of its Internet plans. These new limits will become permanent on July 1.

The company says customers’ plans will be adjusted automatically and at no additional cost.

“We know our customers want more usage permanently,” said Curtis Shaw, NorthwesTel’s president, in a news release. “And we know business customers are asking for more usage as business activity increases.”

Below is a table with plan names and new limits.

(Courtesy of NorthwesTel)


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