Past Projects

Nunavut’s October 6 Disconnection - a report on the impact of the Anik F2 satellite failure on Nunavut

Nunavut’s October 6 Disconnection - a report on the impact of the Anik F2 satellite failure on Nunavut

NBDC conducted a study to assess the impact of the Telesat’s Anik F2 satellite failure which occurred on October 6, 2011. The failure resulted in a total loss of satellite services for...

Qiniq logo

NBDC was instrumental to the creation of the Qiniq network, making affordable and reliable internet access available in every Nunavut community.

Expenditures for broadband (through NBDC) began in 2002-2003 when Indian and Northern Affairs Canada funded the development of a business plan...

The Classrooms Connect Pilot Project was initiated by NBDC as a first step towards bringing improved connectivity to all Nunavut schools. The pilot included 6 schools, two in each of Nunavut’s three regions, chosen in consultation with the Department of Education. Each school received a QINIQ...

Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, Dr. James MacDougall and Oana Spinu conversing with pilot project participant Clayton Ungungai via remote sign language interpreter

Connecting deaf Nunavummiut through videoconferencing

The use of videoconferencing technologies has been identified as a great tool to provide deaf people access to services and promote their full social inclusion, however this is the first time the technologies were...

Satellite dishes

Additional capacity for Qiniq's growing user base

The subscriber take-up on the Qiniq network has been much greater than originally anticipated. Instead of 2000 northern subscribers as predicted in the orignal 9 year funding agreement, there were 2000 suscribers after just 9 months! And...

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