Bell Expands 4G Wireless Service in the Northwest Territories

Bell has announced 4G wireless are now available in the Northwest Territories communities of Gameti, Nahanni Butte, Paulatuk and Ulukhaktok, part of the ongoing Northwestel Modernization Plan.

“The Bell Mobility team is pleased to provide our customers in Gameti, Nahanni Butte, Paulatuk and Ulukhaktok with the latest wireless technology as we continue the rollout of 4G wireless service in the North,” said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility.

The upgrade was made in partnership with Falcon Communications, with funding of $700,000 from the federal government through the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund.

What makes this latest 4G rollout interesting is the fact it is being serviced by satellite technology to implement wireless signals, allowing them to reach remote regions throughout the area instead of using conventional towers.

Back in October, Bell launched 4G wireless in Pelly Crossing and Burwash Landing in the Yukon, similarly part of the Northwestel Modernization Plan.