Northwestel applied on Wednesday to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for new internet packages with unlimited data options for $10 more per month, the company said in a news release.

If the tariff applications are approved, business and residential Internet plans with unlimited data would be available in Yellowknife, Hay River,  Norman Wells and Fort Smith. Whitehorse and Carcross in the Yukon and Fort Nelson in British Columbia would also have access to the unlimited plans.

There would be three plans: Internet 250, Internet 125 and Internet 50. Customers will be able to choose unlimited data on the top two standard plans for $10 more per month.

Northwestel is seeking approval for unlimited internet plans in Yellowknife, Hay River, Norman Wells and Fort Smith, possibly to be available by Nov. 2, 2020. Blair McBride/NNSL photo

The plans are still subject to CRTC approval and wouldn’t be available sooner than Nov. 2, 2020. After that, residential customers can request the plans online through Northwestel’s chat portal or by calling 1-888-423-2333.

Business customers can learn more by calling the same number or by visiting the company’s business site.

“Through its own investments and funding from the CRTC, Northwestel plans to introduce unlimited Internet to every NWT and Yukon community within three years as part of its Every Community Project,” said company spokesperson Andrew Anderson.

That project seeks to bring every community in the NWT and Yukon up to the minimum standard of 50 Mbps download speed and 10 Mbps upload speed over the next three years, as Northwestel announced on Aug. 12.

Blair McBride

Blair McBride covers the Legislative Assembly, business and education. Before coming to Yellowknife he worked as a journalist in British Columbia, Thailand and Ontario. He studied journalism at Western...

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  1. watch out ! there is a missing detail in this article : the 10$ more is for the two expensive plans. The “cheaper” plan, Internet 50, you must add 50$ !!!

    161$ for 50/10 unlimited access vs 70$ tax inc. south (from Virgin Mobile, btw … a company using Bell/Northwestel network)

    what a joke.