The Internet in Canada’s far north
November 13, 2008 7:46 PM Subscribe
Using the Web to buy a carton of milk in Nunavut.
Satellite Internet in Nunavut (Canada’s newest territory – the White Stripes played there
) is slow and has such draconian bandwidth caps (2GB a month) that nobody downloads audio or video. But they use it for every kind of online banking and E-commerce in a territory with barely any retail stores.
Revel in the irony of listening to a podcast interview (regular Web page
with links to high- and low-bandwidth MP3) that Nunavummiut could barely justify downloading. (That’s where the carton of milk is mentioned.)