Whitehorse (December 10, 2013): According to the NorthwesTel media release this morning, its new Internet service will also include 100 Mbps download speed.
“The company will launch 100 Mbps Internet service next week, bringing the fastest Internet speeds to the city to date. This new upgrade demonstrates Northwestel’s commitment to bringing next generation services to northern Canada under its Modernization Plan.
Residential and small business customers in Whitehorse who subscribe to Northwestel’s new service can now browse, download and stream at speeds up to 100 Mbps – two times faster than previously available. With download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 5 Mbps, customers will be able to download a high definition movie in less than 10 minutes and upload files faster than ever before.”
The new service also increases monthly usage caps to a northern-leading 250 gigabytes (GB) and provides a 50% lower rate for additional usage. With a 250 GB cap, customers can send and receive 50 million e-mails, download 60,000 songs, or watch more than 100 standard definition movies in a single month.
“Northwestel is committed to meet the ever growing demand for bandwidth and telecommunications services,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Flaherty. “We are very thrilled to launch this new service in Whitehorse and will continue to provide innovative services that northerners want to see in the future.”