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The first leg of Nunavik’s fibre optic cable network is set to be installed along the Hudson Bay coast starting at the end of July, officials with the Kativik Regional Government’s Tamaani Internet said this week.
The KRG awarded Alcatel Submarine Networks the contract to install the Eastern Arctic Undersea Fibre Optic Network, which will extend an underwater fibre network this summer from Chisasibi, Que., on the shore of James Bay, north, with spurs to Kuujjuaraapik, Umiujaq, Inukjuak and Puvirnituq.
The French firm is expected to start its work at the north end of the network, with a schedule to arrive offshore of Puvirnituq on July 29, Daryl Combden, director for the Kativik Regional Government, told regional councillors at a meeting in Tasiujaq this week.
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