CA$273 million Northwestel infrastructure investment includes wireless improvements

NorthwestelNorthwestel yesterday announced plans to invest CA$273 million over the next five years to expand and improve its high-speed internet and wireless services in Canada’s three northern territories.

“We have a modernization plan that ensures northern Canadians will have access to advanced internet and wireless networks, delivering services and experiences comparable to those available in southern Canada,” said Paul Flaherty, President and Chief Executive Officer at Northwestel. “Residents in 96 northern communities, no matter how remote, will have access to the latest wireless devices – whether smartphones or tablets – as well as communications networks able to meet current and future needs.”

The investment includes upgrades to existing cellular sites and expansion to communities currently without wireless coverage. By the end of the year, 96 northern communities will be covered. With the upgrade will also come the “latest handsets, smartphones and tablets supported by advanced 3G/4G networks.”

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