Community Bulletin

Explore this page for news, updates, and educational articles to ensure you’re getting the most out of your Northern Lights Fiber internet connection.

Construction Updates: Spring Plans

Construction Updates: Spring Plans

What to expect:   We have been hard at work to ensure everyone knows that we are bringing your community fiber optic internet! More importantly, we are bringing speeds up to 10,000 Mbps. This means that you will have an opportunity to get internet that is 1000x faster than anything seen in town before!   To prepare your community for the future, new fiber-optic infrastructure is deeply important. To ensure this massive upgrade lasts decades, we will burry this infrastructure! Unfortunately,...

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How Fiber Broadband Serves Rural Canada

How Fiber Broadband Serves Rural Canada

Your neighbors at Northern Lights Fiber understand that rural communities are a quintessential part of the Canadian experience. And millions of Canadians know that the friendly people and charms of country life make rural areas ideal places to raise a family. Indeed, over the last few years, hundreds of thousands of people have relocated from large cities to the cleaner air and amiable country lifestyle rural Canada offers. But compared to urban and suburban portions of the country, rural...

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Why We Use Temporary Drops for Winter Installations

Why We Use Temporary Drops for Winter Installations

Temporary Drops for Winter Installations  We know the wait for fiber internet installation can be tough. After all, you are on the verge of having fast, reliable broadband fiber internet from Northern Lights Fiber, and all the best streaming entertainment the web has to offer.  Winter adds to the technical challenges of fiber installation. Frozen grounds, shorter days with less sunlight, excessive moisture from melting snow and heavy rains drenching the soil—all of these issues and more can...

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New Seniors Discount Package

New Seniors Discount Package

Our New Seniors Plan Recently we've taken some extra time to consider how we can foster better connections in your community. Covid has caused so much change and has asked for even more sacrifice, especially for seniors living in remote communities. To help Grande Cache's seniors reconnect with their friends, family and their community we decided to completely redesign our Seniors discount program. This new program makes high speed internet more affordable, more accessible and even easier for...

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Business Highlight: Coffee House

Business Highlight: Coffee House

A Quick History: Coffee House Grande Cache In every small community, visiting the local businesses and shops become a major part of your day-to-day schedule, they feel like home. One business in Grande Cache that is a part of many of our daily routine’s is the Local Grande Cache Coffee House located inside the mall. Shannon Hill was offered the opportunity to take over the Coffee House in November of 2019, from the previous owners as they were closing the shop. This was a no brainer for her as...

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Better Connected: A 2021 Year-End Review

Better Connected: A 2021 Year-End Review

How The Year Began Beginning our design and planning phase for building fiber infrastructure in Grande Cache represented a huge milestone for our business and a turning point in Grande Cache's efforts to find better connection, both in business and in every day life. Although our industry told us that the project was not possible we were determined to find success where others could not. We began construction on our first official large scale project to completely connect a community to fiber....

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Introducing… Kenny’s Place

Introducing… Kenny’s Place

'Introducing Kenny's Place James Miles business’ have been a staple in the Grande Cache community for as long as many can remember. Since 2007 James and his staff have been creating places for families and friends to enjoy.  Everything from cozying up in Noelle’s Place with your coffee, enjoying the interactive experience of the Polar Express, or grabbing your meals during swim meets and hockey tournaments from the rec center Canteen. There is so much to enjoy at Kenny’s Place. To continue to...

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Questions on Your Bill? Find Answers Here!

Questions on Your Bill? Find Answers Here!

Getting blazing fast internet is awesome and you’re sure to enjoy every single aspect of it, but there are often questions regarding the billing of services, how it works and where you pay. This article will address and answer the most common questions we receive regarding your billing. How will my first bill look and what are the charges for?   On your first bill you will see a charge for your modem and a charge for installation, immediately below each of these charges you will see a...

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VoIP vs. Landline: What’s the Difference and Where do I get it?

VoIP vs. Landline: What’s the Difference and Where do I get it?

What is VoIP? VoIP stands for “voice over internet protocol” (or voice over IP). It’s a method that utilizes certain technologies to deliver communications over IP networks. In layman’s terms, VoIP allows you to send and receive phone calls via the internet. Unlike traditional telephone systems (sometimes called Plain Old Telephone Systems, or POTS), VoIP doesn’t use twisted-pair copper wire to transmit signals. Instead, these phones are plugged directly into a computer or router, allowing...

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