Saskatchewan First Nation gets high-speed internet with Starlink

This First Nation, located 45 kilometers northeast of Regina, works in partnership with Space X, the company that manages it star linksince 2022.

Saulteaux Muscowpetung Nation Chief Melissa Tavita says she is excited to partner with Starlink and says it will benefit both community members and the local economy.

It is hoped that this proactive approach highlights the need for equality for our people. »

A quote from Melissa Tavita, Chief of the Saulteaux Muscowpetung Nation

A total of 127 homes in this indigenous community will receive software from Starlink in the first week of January 2023. This will give them access to better internet connections.

The Internet services offered to community members will be free for one year, and the cost of the software provided to them will be borne by the company. Muscowpetung Saulteaux Business Development.

According to the president of this company, Myke Agecoutay, the Saulteaux Muscowpetung Nation is among the first indigenous communities to partner with Starlink.

We didn’t expect things to move so quickly, especially after learning that other regions had to wait at least a year before getting their materials. »

A quote from Myke Agecoutay, President of Muscowpetung Saulteaux Business Development

The announcement of the cooperation of the Saulteaux Muscowpetung Nation with star link was also met by the chairman of SpaceX, Elon Musk. The latter recently took control of the Twitter platform.

With information from Louise BigEagle

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