(Regina, SK) – The leadership of the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation is pleased to announce the formalization of a new “Service Order Agreement” with SpaceX’s Starlink. Under this standard agreement, 127 occupied housing units on the reserve will be outfitted with Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency internet service.
Muscowpetung’s community is located in and along the Qu’Appelle Valley with 80% of the homes situated at its base – Given this topography, Starlink was a great option other than fiber optics.
It has been the goal of the nation’s leadership to enable the on-reserve population the most advanced highspeed access to the internet. In previous years community members have been granted free 1-year access to highspeed internet through Wood River Controls. There have been other options such as Xplornet and Sasktel, and Starlink provides an exciting and advanced fourth option.
“By connecting our entire community with Starlink, we will be providing our children greater access to resource sharing tools and other forms of higher learning. Muscowpetung will therefore be the only Indigenous community in Saskatchewan where every residence is connected to such a powerful medium at such high speed.” – Chief Melissa Tavita
Muscowpetung Saulteaux Business Developments is the economic development arm of the nation and has been instrumental in arranging the acquisition of the hardware:
“We are pleased to enter into this Service Order Agreement with SpaceX to offer this service to our members living on the reserve. This is the first step in our nations approach to broadening our infrastructure, therefore increasing the quality of life for our members. We know that this step will allow our young children and families an opportunity for a whole new experience in this digital age. It is our hope that we give rise to an entrepreneurial spirit.”
– Myke Agecoutay, President & CEO.
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