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.

Latest update

October 12, 2023 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - October 12, 2023
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

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KNET)
  • Authorities

    • Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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.

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