MVFL Transport Services serves three markets: Designated Community Service Providers, Commercial Service Providers and the Satellite Ground Station Service Providers within the Inuvik area.
Designated Community Service Providers are subject to pricing policy requirements. These providers satisfy the needs of local residents, businesses, governments and social/charitable organizations, while Commercial Service Providers serve all other customers and would not be subject to pricing policy requirements.
Each MVFL location serves as a Point of Presence (PoP), providing access to the MVFL system. At each POP site, MVFL customers have the option to connect to the MVFL network by either installing a drop cable from their equipment shelter into the MVFL PoP site or by contracting for services such as space and power to co-locate their equipment within the MVFL PoP site. The PoPs within the NWT communities and McGill Lake are linked into Northwestel’s central office facilities. The High Level, AB PoP is located in a Government of Northwest Territories owned shelter, while ISSF PoP lies within the Government of Canada facilities.