Gwaii Communications is a family-run locally-owned business. Our goal is simple. We are dedicated to providing world-class internet and television service to every residence on Haida Gwaii at the lowest possible cost. We are dedicated to meeting the growing needs of all our customers while employing and developing the skills of our local staff.
Gwaii Communications began as a wireless internet provider under the name Lavoie Wireless, in 2009. Lavoie Wireless provided internet services at the north-end of Haida Gwaii and within four years was servicing the majority of internet customers in the Massett and Old Massett area.
In 2013 Lavoie Wireless acquired MHTV, and rolled both organisations into Gwaii Communications. After upgrading and eliminating the aging cable plant deficiencies in Masset and Old Massett, Gwaii Communications began to offer a combination of digital TV and internet through its coax cable plant.
In an effort to bring the best possible services to our customers, Gwaii Communications sought to expand its service area island-wide. In 2017 Gwaii Communications acquired the assets of Misty Isles TV Society & QCIslands Net, which serviced the south Graham Island communities and Sandspit (Moresby Island).
August 2019 update: Gwaii Communications in partnership with the Federal Government, Northern Development Initiative Trust, the Provincial Government and the Gwaii Trust Society via GwaiiTel have brought fiber optics to Haida Gwaii rural communities of Tow Hill Road and area, Port Clements, Tlell, Lawn Hill, Miller Creek and Sandspit. Significantly faster speed and digital television services are already being appreciated by customers in these communities as they become connected to fiber. Completion of the hookups is anticipated for September 2019.
By offering an islands-wide service we are able to provide the residents of Haida Gwaii with affordable television and internet rates, similar to those on the mainland.
- Treat each customer as if they were family
- Build trust in the brand and pride in the business
Why Gwaii Communications?
Gwaii Communications provides world-class internet and television service to every Haida Gwaii residence. We are dedicated to connecting Haida Gwaii to the rest of the world without compromise - all while keeping it local