Heather Coman, president and chief executive officer of Coman Arctic Ltd., browses the web as a movie and tablet device play videos streamed from the Internet at the company’s offices in Iqaluit on Feb. 7. Coman Arctic has teamed up with Hamilton-based Juch-Tech Inc. to provide wi-fi Internet at various locations in the territorial capital.
More wi-fi for Nunavut
Iqaluit has a few more free wi-fi Internet hot spots for residents wishing to stream videos or use the Internet. Hamilton-based Juch-Tech Inc. is providing free wi-fi Internet at various locations in the territorial capital in partnership with Iqaluit-based Coman Arctic Ltd.
The satellite communications industry company uses SES’s AMC-9 satellite to provide the wi-fi in Iqaluit, explained Walt Juchniewicz, president and chief executive officer of Juch-Tech.
Northwestel and SSI Micro use Telesat’s Anik F2 satellite to provide most of their services to their clients in the North. “We are planning to go to the communities but we will get set up here first, make sure it’s running smoothly and then expand,” said Coman Arctic president and CEO Heather Coman. “It’s a definite need for our community, for the territory.”
– Jeanne Gagnon