Rankin Inlet Council slaps down internet application

By Stewart Burnett  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter What would often be a routine endorsement was slapped down by Rankin Inlet council at their meeting April 24. Doug Harvey, vice-president of Galaxy Broadband, had requested support from the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet for his company’s application for CRTC Universal Broadband Fund money to help launch a service called INUKNET that would provide internet to businesses across Nunavut. “Galaxy is forming a partnership with an Inuit company to create INUKNET that will be a (sic) Inuit majority owned company headquartered in Iqaluit but will be servicing all 25 communities,” wrote Harvey in a letter to Darren Flynn, senior administrative officer for the hamlet. The letter goes on to talk about how INUKNET would use a combination of GEO and LEO satellites to provide…

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