In 2004, the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) launched Tamaani Internet, the first region-wide Internet service provider in Nunavik. Thanks to this effort, the Internet has become a vital communication tool in the region’s home, businesses, schools and organizations. The use of the Internet is now ubiquitous and plays an important role in many aspects of community life, such as health care, remote educational opportunities, the administration of justice, as well as the connectivity of residents and the promotion of the Inuktitut language and Inuit identity.
High demand requires second base station to be installed in Kuujjuaq.
Northern Indigenous Community Satellite Network purchases 12Mhz at commercial rate (Nunavik’s share was 4 MHz)
Satellite technology upgrade goes from DVB-S1/TDMA to full SCPC DVB-S2 which results in a 30% increase of network capacity.
National Satellite Initiative Round 2 – Bandwidth increases share to a full transponder (36Mhz).
Broadband Canada Agreement is signed.
Broadband Canada – First village goes live
Broadband Canada – Remaining few villages go live
All service is transferred to the new satellite provider, resulting in a threefold increase in network capacity.
The KRG starts offering service by Fiber to the home (FTTH) in Kuujjuaq.
Installing an LTE antenna and a satellite antenna in Ivujivik.
The KRG, in partnership with the Government of Nunavut and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, completes a cable route and feasibility study for an undersea fibre optic cable network.
The KRG submits an application to the Connect to Innovate program in order to obtain funding to start building the first non-satellite backbone network in Nunavik.