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Connecting Nunavut to a World of Possibilities

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VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS OVER SATELLITE NETWORK

Kimberley Dymond learned all about using technology in the classroom when studying to be a teacher in southern Canada. When she moved to Arviat in Nunavut, many tools that she used to teach in the south would not work on the standard Internet link provided to the school. So when the Connected North program launched in 2014, Kimberley got involved. Connected North relies on SSi Micro’s QINIQ network and Cisco’s TelePresence video collaboration system to link Arviat students to educational resources across Canada. Students describe the positive impact of Connected North in their classroom.

Video sponsored by SSi Micro, operators of the QINIQ broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to high school students Elena Akammak, Shelby Angalik, Amber Kadjuk Price, George Kadlak, Jillian Kaviok, Juliet Kopak, Justin Kuksuk, Alissa ᒪᑐ (Matoo), Esther Nutarasungnik, Elaine Suluk, and teacher Kimberley Dymond for welcoming us into your classroom at John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat. For more information on the program: visit Connected North and Cisco.

ONLINE LEARNING FOR NUNAVUT ADULTS ONLINE LEARNING FOR NUNAVUT ADULTS
INUIT FILMMAKERS ENRICH CULTURE INUIT FILMMAKERS ENRICH CULTURE
BROADBAND VITAL FOR COMMUNITY LEADER BROADBAND VITAL FOR COMMUNITY LEADER
INTERNET ESSENTIAL AT NUNAVUT HOTEL INTERNET ESSENTIAL AT NUNAVUT HOTEL
KIVALLIQ BUSINESS THRIVES ONLINE KIVALLIQ BUSINESS THRIVES ONLINE
INTERNET SALES SUPPORT JOBS INTERNET SALES SUPPORT JOBS
INTERNET HELPS ARCTIC DOGS INTERNET HELPS ARCTIC DOGS

VIDEO ARCHIVES

The Coolest Hotspot on Earth

Produced by a local Iqaluit firm, Inuit Communications Systems Limited, these 2 minute vignettes tell the story of why broadband is so important in Nunavut.(Videos are in english unless otherwise specified)

Satellite landscape

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The QINIQ network provides affordable broadband internet access to people throughout Nunavut. Residential and corporate users have access to rich web content, e- commerce and online banking, video conferencing, voice-over-IP technologies and many other services that were inaccessible only a few short years ago.

The social and economic benefits are significant, and we feel it is important to showcase the many ways in which Nunavummiut use these technologies for day-to-day life. Check out these inspiring stories from users just like you.

If you are a QINIQ subscriber and have been impacted by its services, we invite you to submit your story to us for posting on this web site and on our QINIQ Facebook site.

Your stories are inspirational and will help us convey the vital importance of broadband connectivity in remote and rural communities. Your stories are real life examples of how high speed access can affect the lives of people in Canada’s North.

We believe that the QINIQ network is a model for other small communities across this country and around the world. Share your story with us and we’ll share it with others! Thank you.

In the News

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CRTC sets fast new internet targets … NO-2017-01-03
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CRTC ruling will improve internet … CBC-2016-12-13
CRTC orders Northwestel to reassess pricing … CBC-2016-11-16
Canada’s Great Digital Divide: Telecom race … NP-2016-09-16
The Restless Brain UM-2016-07-07
CRTC challenges Xplornet over Internet access in rural regions GM-2016-04-13
Nunavut weighs in at CRTC hearings on broadband internet CBC-2016-04-12
Nunavut plagued by high-cost, low-speed Internet, CRTC hears GM-2016-04-12
Will Nunavut’s satellite internet service upgrades … CBC-2016-01-20
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Telecom expands throughout territory NNSL-2015-09-26
SSi Announces $75 Million Investment into Nunavut’s Broadband Future AJ-2015-09-23
SSi Micro struggling to uphold its position in the territory NNSL-2015-08-12
Access denied: Another blow for SSi Micro EM-2015-08-10
SSi Micro lands web bid NNSL-2015-07-13
Ottawa funding preserves internet for 25 Nunavut communities NQ-2015-07-08
SSi Micro Wins Big $35 Million From Feds EYK-2015-07-07
SSI Micro teams up with Inuit org on new radio service NQ-2015-06-18
Online Scammers Target Qiniq Users in Western Nunavut NQ-2015-06-15
Telesat under CRTC investigation NNSL-2015-04-20
CRTC to review Nunavut, N.W.T., Yukon satellite internet pricing CBC-2015-04-14
CRTC cuts data rates YK-2015-03-11
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Northwestel rival calls foul NNSL-2014-11-11
Technology ‘puts Inuit in driver’s seat’ NNSL-2014-04-12
Connecting with northern students LON-2014-04-09
A Digital Bridge For Connecting Canada’s North ITC-2014-04-07
Internet service competition heats up … NJ-2014-03-10
Faster Internet promised NNSL-2014-02-14
Federal budget a technological snoozer, but a few changes worth noting CDNB-2014-02-12
CRTC settles competition battle YK-2013-02-27
SSI Micro scoffs at Northwestel’s modernization plan NQ-2013-02-08
It’s time for movement on Arctic telecoms NQ-2012-10-25
Telecommunications companies in North battle over public cash CBC-2012-07-30
NorthwesTel plan slammed NNSL-2012-07-25
Competitor offers ‘reality check’ on Northwestel’s modernization plan Cartt-2012-07-24
BCE’s northern rivals slam telecom modernization plan GM-2012-07-09
SSi Micro looking to customers to put pressure on NorthwesTel HQY-2012-02-23
SSI Micro rallies customer support NNSL-2012-02-22
Internet speeds to triple at schools NNSL-2012-02-20
The North’s Toll Highway CBC-2012-02-10
Justify pricing, CRTC says NNSL-2012-01-11
CRTC kills Northwestel’s monopoly YN-2011-12-16
CRTC opens up telecom competition in the north ITW-2011-12-15
CRTC opens North to local phone competition WStar-2011-12-14
Competition makes NorthwesTel Irrelevant GL-2011-12-14
NorthwesTel loses monopoly on phone service in the north HQY-2011-12-14
CRTC allows local phone service competition in the North NQ-2011-12-14
Jeff Philipp, SSI Micro PK-2011-12-01
SSi Micro Seeks to Offer Local Phone Service CBC-2011-10-14
Satellite Malfunction Shuts Down Communications Across Territory NQ-2011-10-06
Service Being Restored After Satellite Outage Disrupts … GM-2011-10-06
CRTC to Open Hearing on Northern Phone Rates ITW-2011-10-03
SSi Micro Vs. Goliath UH-2011-09-28
CRTC Considers Northern Phone Competition HQY-2011-09-26
CRTC to Rule on SSi Complaint Against NorthwestTel HQY-2011-09-23
CRTC Reviews Telecommunications Competition Rules NNSL-2011-09-05
NorthwestTel Says Competition Would Drive Up Northerners … CBC-2011-10-18
SSi Micro Accuses Northwestel of Discriminatory Pricing NNSL-2011-07-27
The North’s Digital Leaders UH-2011-02
Up Here Business’ 3rd Annual List … UH-2010-12-03
For some, Internet Defines Freedom ADN-2010-10-14
Internet File Sharing NNSL-2010-09-24
Investments in broadband infrastructure allow for exclusive … LQ-2009-12-03
SSi buys Kanata property, building new satellite antenna OBJ-2009-09-09)
Internet or Internot? UH-2009-09-09
SSi Wins Web Contract NNSL-2009-08-26
Building The Arctic GM-2009-08-16
SSI Micro Improve Bandwidth Utilization SND-2008-10-17
SSI Micro Network Upgrade OBJ-2008-10-16
SSi Micro 2008 Web Award PR-2008-09-16
Broadband Expansion PR-2008-08-30
Feds Pump Money into Northern Internet service CBC-2008-08-29
Northerners to Benefit from Better Internet NB-2008-08-29
Broadband Entrepreneur bridges the Arctic Wilderness OBJ-2007-05-07
Internet Providers network in Yellowknife NNSL-2007-03-12
North experiencing quiet tech revolution BE-2007-03-06
NWT Goes Broadband NNSL-2007-02-09
Network Launched in South Pacific PR-2006-11-22
Kiribati OBJ-2006-10-05
Computer Broadband Deal signed PR-2005-01-03
Broadband wireless internet a boost for Iqaluit PR-2004-02-25
Wireless Broadband Creeps North PR-2004-02-16
New Internet Service, a First in Canada TS-2004-02-13
NextNet Supplies Inukshuk U-2004-02-13
Yellowknife firm launching new Internet service GM-2004-02-12
Yellowknife computer company in Africa NSSL-2004-01-28
SSI Micro delivers satellite internet to Canada PR-2002-04-24
SSI Micro Delivers Turbo-Charged Internet over Satellite PR-2002-04-23
Computer firm moving on PR-2000-12-08
Arctic Logic makes sense NNSL-1999-04-12
SSI Micro prepares librarians for new … PR-1999-03-26
Deh Cho goes on-line PR-1999-02-15
Call of the Wired Wired-1997-11-05
I-Pass Expands ‘Roaming’ Net Access Wired-1997-04-18
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SSi Supports CRTC’s Universal Service Objective SSI-2016-12-22
SSi Micro applauds Canada’s new Connect to Innovate program SSI-2016-12-15
Backbone Redundancy for Nunavut Communities SSI-2016-11-24
Hope and Concern for Telecoms Competition … NR-2016-11-15
SSi selects Star Solutions to supply its 4G-LTE … NR-2016-10-26
Kanata North’s telecom heart still beats strong OBJ-2016-10-24
SSi Selects D-Link Wireless Gateway … NR-2016-10-20
Nunavut’s internet is slow, expensive and unreliable WE-2016-07-27
Press Release: Kitikmeot Radio Network (KRN) PR-2016-07-12
News Release: Broadband is a Must-Have PR-2016-02-01
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SSi Announces $75 Million Investment into Nunavut’s Broadband Future SSi-2015-09-23
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SSi Wins Customer Service Award of Excellence SSi-2014-10-27
SSi Broadband: Fighting for more usage, lower cost, greater choice. PR-2014-03-04
SSi applauds federal budget PR-2014-02-12
Making it Right: SSi responds to the CRTC decision on Northwestel … PR-2013-02-25
Neither modern nor holistic: SSi intervention to the CRTC’s holistic … PR-2013-02-06
SSi responds to Northwestel’s “modernization” plan PR-2012-07-23
An open letter to all northern internet users PR-2012-03-08
CRTC Rules in Favour of Choice and Innovation for Canada’s North PR-2011-12-14
SSi Family Day PR-2010-02-11
Investments in broadband infrastructure allow for inclusive … PR-2009-12-03
2008 Web Award PR-2008-09-16
SSI Micro successfully completes Phase I of National Voice … PR-2006-10-26
SSI Micro works alongside South Pacific Telco … PR-2006-10-05
Tragic Accident in Enterprise, NT PR-2005-10-28
For ‘Affordable Wireless Underserved’ 2005 Award PR-2005-01-05
SSI Micro Launches New Portal Site PR2-2002-10-05
SSI Micro is pleased to announce the launch of the SSI Portal PR-2002-10-05
SSI Micro Delivers Turbo-Charged internet over Satellite PR-2002-04-23
SSI Micro is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement … PR-2001-01-28