New Fibre Installation

A new backbone network will be established, including submarine fibre, from Kuujjuarapik (Quebec) to Fort Severn and Peawanuck. The Project will establish 2 Points of Presence as part of the backbone from which Dedicated Broadband Service will be offered. The backbone network will consist of approximately 50 km of direct-buried fibre on land, and 800 km of submarine fibre on Hudson Bay.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

A public participation period is underway.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Public Notice - New Fibre Installation - September 7, 2023


Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Phil Mickle, Program Officer
235 Queen St
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5

  • Location

    • Fort Severn Band Office (Site 4) (Ontario)
    • Fort Severn Beach Manhole (Site 8) (Ontario)
    • Fort Severn PoP (Site 1) (Ontario)
    • Kuujjuarapik Peering (Site 20) (Quebec)
    • Peawanuck Band Office (Site 18) (Ontario)
    • Peawanuck Beach Manhole (Site 11) (Ontario)
    • Peawanuck Branching Unit (Site 10) (Ontario)
    • Peawanuck Cable Landing Station (Site 12) (Ontario)
    • Peawanuck PoP (Site 13) (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KNET)
  • Authorities

    • Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

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