The North Rising: Madeleine Redfern on Connectivity in Nunavut
Madeleine Redfern LLB, the former Mayor of the City of Iqaluit and Executive Director of Arctic360’s Northern Branch, joined “The House from CBC Radio” to discuss Nunavut’s connectivity struggles.
This is a repost of the original podcast which appears on Apple Podcast and can be found HERE
Listen to Madeleine Redfern, the former Iqaluit mayor, speak to the challenges that rural and remote regions in Canada face accessing the internet. Nunavut currently relies on satellite service, which proves to be unstable, slow, and expensive. Madeleine calls for equality of service and highlights the need for a proper national broadband or connectivity strategy to adequately address the issue. With the digital divide growing, it will continue to be a challenge for Nunavut communities to provide essential services, develop the economy, and communicate with each other unless action is taken.