14.09.2021  Office of the Governor and the Government of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug

Rosenergoatom will provide free Wi-Fi access points in Chukotka

Additional capacities will be concentrated in public places of Pevek and Bilibino – the towns where there is Rosatom. Routers will be installed at 30 points at 19 addresses, including: cultural centers, leisure centers, sports and educational institutions, airports and hospitals.

All connection works are commissioned by Rosenergoatom (Electric Power Division of Rosatom State Corporation).

The head of Rosatom Alexey Likhachev and Governor of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Roman Kopin agreed on this in the area of the VI Eastern Economic Forum.

According to Roman Kopin, today the communication problem in Chukotka objectively remains one of the most acute. “The collaborative work of the regional government and Rosatom will allow expanding the Internet channel by an additional 100 Mbps in Pevek and Bilibino. For Arctic Chukotka, the Internet is not only communication, but also the safety of residents, the development of autonomous industries and digital technologies,” he said.

As the head of the region explained, in the next three months cellular communication should be improved in another municipal district of Chukotka - the urban district of Egvekinot. For this, the district, together with Megafon, is working on the possibility of increasing the satellite resource.

Eliminating the digital divide for residents of the Chukotka Autonomous District is one of the priority goals of the District Government, headed by Governor Roman Kopin. In 2019, thanks to interaction with federal authorities, a program, unique in the country, was launched to reduce the cost of Internet traffic. Let us recall that Internet access in Chukotka is possible only through satellite channels.

To significantly improve the quality of communication in the region, they began to build the "Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky-Anadyr" fiber-optic communication lines. The work is expected to be completed in December 2022.

With the arrival of the fiber-optic line to the capital of the region, the Okrug Government plans to develop networks within the region. In particular, they consider the possibility of laying fiber-optic communication lines on the eastern coast of the district and the use of radio relay stations for signal transmission to the inner settlements of Chukotka.

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