The Nunavut Broadband Development Corporation (NBDC) was created in the fall of 2002 by the members of the Nunavut Broadband Task Force to ensure Nunavummiut have reliable, affordable access to broadband services in every single Nunavut community. As a not-for profit corporation with members all over Nunavut, NBDC is guided by a volunteer boardelected by the membership.
NBDC has three key areas of responsibility as it works to meet the goal of affordable, reliable, and equitable broadband services delivered locally:
- Make sure the infrastructure built by the private sector provides reliable, affordable service, and act as a watchdog on behalf of the public;
- Stimulate ICT (Information and Communication Technology) training opportunities;
- Work with Nunavut’s Inuit organizations, the Government of Nunavut, the Government of Canada, and the telecommunications industry to ensure ongoing investment in broadband infrastructure and services in the territory so that Nunavummiut continue to have reliable, affordable access to broadband services in every Nunavut community.