Matawa First Nations Management has chosen Magellan Advisors to Conduct a Feasibility Study for a Fiber-Optic Backbone
Matawa First Nations Management has chosen Magellan Advisors to conduct a feasibility study for a fiber optic backbone through several Matawa First Nations Communities.
Ontario, Canada; October 27, 2014 – Magellan Advisors, one of North America’s leading broadband planning and telecom consulting firms has been selected to assist the Matawa First Nations Management and the remote communities of Webequie, Marten Falls, Neskantaga, Nibinamik, and Eabametoong to develop a feasibility study assessing the development of a fiber optic network that will supply broadband services throughout Northern Ontario. This study is an important step in a technological future that will benefit the remote First Nations and their community members.
Magellan Advisors is the premier community broadband firm in North America and has vast experience in broadband planning in rural areas and with tribal communities. Magellan understands the unique opportunity the Matawa First Nations has to provide broadband to its communities in order to develop a superior economic future, and enhance many aspects of the members’ daily lives. Magellan Advisors President John Honker states, “We applaud the Matawa First Nations for taking this step in providing broadband services that will ensure their members are able to participate in today’s digital world.”
Magellan will work with Matawa to develop a plan that will provide affordable, accessible broadband services to their communities. The Matawa First Nations prides itself in its community first attitude and is committed to working together to build a strong future for its members. Matawa Economic Development Advisor Jason Rasevych said, “We are excited to work with a company like Magellan that has the knowledge and commitment to propel our communities forward, and understands our dedication to helping each other have a thriving technological future.”