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Aterlo Networks and Meshnet Announce Partnership to Provide High Quality Streaming Video to Nunavut Capital

Waterloo, Ontario(08 Dec 2016)

Aterlo Networks, a company that focuses on improving video streaming quality for all internet users, announced a partnership with Meshnet, an internet service provider (ISP) that serves Iqaluit, Nunavut. This partnership is the first step to bringing high-definition (HD) streaming video to the entire Canadian Arctic, a region recently put under the magnifying glass at the April 12 CRTC Review of Basic Telecommunications Services hearings in Gatineau, Que.

There are many remote regions across Canada, and the world, currently unable to stream HD video. Iqaluit is the first community using NightShift technology, but it can be implemented anywhere. This will lead to video-on-demand services being easily accessible to everyone.

“It’s the 21st century, but there are still communities in Canada that can’t stream HD video. By working with ISPs, we’re changing that. We’re thinking forward to a time when everyone has the same internet experience wherever they live,” said Gerrit Nagelhout, CEO of Aterlo Networks. “Having a slower internet connection doesn’t mean that you can’t stream HD video anymore.”

Meshnet subscribers have access to unlimited Internet but the overall speeds are limited by the difficulty of getting bandwidth into the community. Aterlo's NightShift technology allows streaming video to be pre-positioned into the community enabling buffer-free video for everyone.

“Partnering with Aterlo means that our customers have access to the same streaming video experience as the rest of Canada. I’m proud to be able to say that Meshnet will be the first ISP in Nunavut to provide a seamless HD experience” said David Fulgham, CEO of Meshnet. “Keeping content local and providing unprecedented access to this content, at up to 20Mbps or more, allows our customers to enjoy Netflix the way it was meant to be without buffering and in HD.

“Our hope is to build more relationships with ISPs where building high-speed access is cost prohibitive. Even if broadband is offered, the speeds are often too slow to stream HD video,” said Dan Siemon, VP Product Management for Aterlo, “We plan to change that.”

NightShift stores the content locally and does not interfere with digital rights management. An active subscription to the streaming service is also required.

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Aterlo Networks builds technology that makes it possible for users across residential, maritime, energy, mining and remote communities with bandwidth-limited or usage-limited internet service to enjoy high-definition streaming video. Aterlo’s NightShift technology improves the quality of experience for video subscribers and opens up new markets to content providers by extending the content delivery network into the customer premises.

Meshnet provides community-wide broadband wireless networking services. Meshnet uses advanced technologies to provide our customers with enhanced performance not readily available in satellite-served remote locations. Connect with us at: www.meshnet.ca. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MeshnetWiFi. Follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/MeshnetWiFi or Just say Hi at hello@meshnet.ca