SpaceX Starlink Internet Coming to Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation
Starlink is set to begin rolling out to households in the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation in southern Saskatchewan, Canada in 2023, according to a press release from the First Nation’s leadership body (via @SpaceX).
The agreement will oversee the rollout of Starlink to 127 occupied housing units on the reserve areas, across the Qu’Appelle Valley where around 80 percent of the community’s homes are located.
The release called Starlink an “exciting and advanced fourth option” for satellite internet in the region.
The Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation is ready to rocket into 2023 with the rollout of @SpaceX’s Starlink to every home on the nation! This exciting achievement is a part of our 'Infrastructure Investment Plan' to enhance our quality of life! Press Release: https://t.co/Xhly4oZkcd
— MuscowpetungRez (@MuscowpetungRez) December 14, 2022
“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 Saulteaux Nation Chief Melissa Tavita said. “Muscowpetung will therefore be the only Indigenous community in Saskatchewan where every residence is connected to such a powerful medium at such high speed.”
In the past, rural Canadians have called Starlink’s internet “crazy good,” as stated by one user living in a remote part of British Columbia.
The news comes just weeks after SpaceX made Starlink operational across northern parts of Canada, in addition to remote regions in Alaska, Finland, Sweden and Norway.
Last week, SpaceX’s Starlink was praised by a research center in the South Pole for “unprecedented connectivity” despite the harsh climate in the remote region.