ᓄᓇᕗᑦ IXPs

the Nunavut Internet Exchange Points

The Problem

Internet in Nunavut is connected via satellite by each network (Northwestel, Government of Nunavut, Bell, Qiniq, Ice Wireless), but those networks do not interconnect. Satellite bandwidth is too expensive to waste and having TWO satellite hops between networks makes communicating very frustrating.

Additionally, websites serving Nunavummiut are not hosted in town. Anybody not on the same network would have double the satellite delay as a website hosted in the south. This makes accessing work or school files from home very frustrating and costly.

The Solution

We can avoid this senseless waste of resources by having networks in Nunavut connect directly with each other. The ᓄᓇᕗᑦ IXPs have been formed with the sole intention of bringing Internet service providers, government and educational institutions in Nunavut closer together. By doing so, we can strengthen the Internet community while providing a mutually beneficial and free public peering point for all local Internet traffic.

By simply connecting, the ᓄᓇᕗᑦ IXPs will enable a territorial wide platform for high bandwidth, low latency websites and applications within all communities.

Contact

Send an email to the Network Manager.

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