Janice says it took Grise Fiord a week to get its Skype connection working properly.
Most people can connect to Skype in a matter of minutes, but in remote areas like Grise Fiord, the process is a little more complicated. Janice says it took community members almost a week to get the video function working properly.

"We spanned the whole Canadian Arctic," she says. "It was a colossal team effort to do it, but we did it, and we're happy to do it."

Nothing comes easy in the North Pole. According to Janice, even basic necessities like milk and eggs are in short supply. "Everything comes in by air," she says. "We shop at our one local grocery store, which is open exactly 28 hours a week."
FROM: Where the Skype Are You?
Published on May 21, 2009
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