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Northwestel Inc. wants to offer unlimited internet data options to customers in Whitehorse and Carcross for an extra $10 per month.
On Wednesday, the company submitted tariff applications to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for new business and residential internet packages, including the unlimited data option.
If approved, internet plans with unlimited data would also be available in Fort Nelson, B.C., Yellowknife, and Hay River, Norman Wells and Fort Smith, N.W.T.
Northwestel is seeking to offer unlimited data on three residential internet plans: Internet 250, Internet 125 and Internet 50.
Customers would be able to choose unlimited data on the top two standard internet plans for $10 more per month.
Since CRTC approval is needed, the new plans will not be available to order prior to Nov. 2.
At that time, customers would be able to make requests online or through customer service channels.
Through its own resources and funding from the CRTC, Northwestel plans to introduce unlimited internet to every Yukon and N.W.T. community within three years as part of its Every Community Project.
The public can learn more and share their thoughts at everycommunity.nwtel.ca.
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