It looks as though Northwestel turned the switch on for its new internet services last night:
Compared to the 2 Mbit/second connectivity I’d recently become accustomed to (northwestel cable service revisited: it’s still lame in comparison) I’d say that Northwestel’s new fibre optic network (Yukon News: Northwestel speeds up internet service) has definitely improved things in the North.
Even this morning at 8:30, during what has historically been the worst period for internet access as the Yukon’s plethora of government workers settle into their desks for a morning dose of YouTube and Facebook, Northwestel’s new network held its own:
This is great news. But it’s just day one. We’ll see, over time, as people use (and abuse) the new network, if Northwestel can keep the quality of service up.