The Leadership of the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation is pleased to announce the acquisition of Starlink hardware from the SpaceX Corporation. This new hardware has been provided to every home in the nation and will provide the fastest internet available within our valley.
Muscowpetung is the only First Nation in Saskatchewan to be engaged by SpaceX at this time and is proud to be a part of this early ‘beta testing phase’ in the genesis of the world wide Starlink rollout.
This major infrastructure expenditure is the first in a larger plan intended to increase the quality of life for our members – taking our nation to the next level. Upon activation, every home on the reserve will gain unlimited access to the internet:
DOWNLOAD SPEED: 200+ (MBPS)
UPLOAD SPEED: 60 (MBPS)
MONTHLY USAGE: UNLIMITED
LATENCY: 40 MS
Muscowpetung is currently developing a way to measure how this new infrastructure investment will raise the quality of life for our First Nation community members. The privacy of all band members will be protected and we will only engage those who agree to participate in this “Quality of Life” study.
We want to determine a way to measure local economic growth and activity that will be utilized via this new online access;
We want to affirm value for dollar in the costing of this major infrastructure acquisition. We want to encourage the emergence of an online economy directly from activities born out of the community (Amazon sales, Home business, Online Services, etc.).
“BY CONNECTING OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO THE STARLINK INTERNET CONSTELLATION 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