Any good high speed internet services in nunavit?
November 4, 2010 4:51 PM   Subscribe

My boyfriend is moving to Nunavut (Canada's far north) and we're researching high speed internet options. We've found a few, but want to make sure we don't miss out on any good services.

We've found the ones we heard about from other people, and a couple we hadn't, including netkaster, and a few others.

We don't want him to sign up with a service only to find out that there was something way better around the corner.

Does anyone with experience, or friends in this area, have any suggestions?
posted by blake137 to Technology (6 answers total)
Check out Qiniq if you haven't already.

But yeah, your best bet is to find someone in the area and talk to them. They'll be able to tell you what everyone uses and how the service actually is. I wouldn't be surprised if it varied widely from one community to the next, so take that into account if, for example, you're talking to someone from Iqaluit, but your boyfriend's moving to Cambridge Bay.
posted by ODiV at 5:15 PM on November 4, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks. I've reviewed Qiniq's offerings.

I was *really* hoping to find a service that, not so much as being fast, didn't have a monthly usage cap. Of course, speed is nice, too, but realistically, getting something 'better than dialup' will have to do.
posted by blake137 at 5:55 PM on November 4, 2010

I was *really* hoping to find a service that, not so much as being fast, didn't have a monthly usage cap.

Definitely not possible in the north and I don't even know if unlimited is available in general in Canada anymore (is it?).
posted by ODiV at 6:16 PM on November 4, 2010

Oh wait, looks like Qiniq doesn't cut you off after the limit, they just (severely?) limit your speed.

Still, try to talk to a local if possible.
posted by ODiV at 6:19 PM on November 4, 2010

Response by poster: There are a few unlimited services still out there. one we found in the North, netkaster, appears to offer unlimited services, but the speed is so awful on the affordable packages that having no limit would be pointless. It`s little better than dialup.
posted by blake137 at 7:03 PM on November 4, 2010

Search for WISP's - you might find a deal.
posted by jkaczor at 4:44 PM on November 7, 2010

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