Our Mission

Our mission is to to fully realize the grand dream of owning and operating a high-speed internet network using the most advanced fibre-optic cable and optical electronics available that will allow for the best speed, capacity, reliability, security and long operating life that no other network technology utilizes today.

Our Mission

Our mission is to to fully realize the grand dream of owning and operating a
high-speed internet network using the most advanced fibre-optic cable and
optical electronics available that will allow for the best speed, capacity, reliability,
security and long operating life that no other network technology utilizes today.

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Next Generation Technology

Looking seven generations into the future — the fibre-optic cable that is utilized by the Rapid Lynx network is highly scalable ‘next generation’ technology with the longest functional life of any other network technology, will serve generations of First Nations community members for decades to come. The Matawa Peoples’ Network will be revolutionary and transformative, especially to the communities who have relied on dated internet technology up to 2022 – 2023.

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Indigenous Broadband Ownership

Being a member of the First Mile Consortium, we utilize the ‘First Mile Approach’ to network infrastructure development which includes local broadband ownership and control over local telecom networks and infrastructure while we are building the Matawa Peoples’ fibre-to-the-home network.

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Our Purpose

Our purpose is to bring affordable and reliable
internet services to our First Nation communities.

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Matawa FNs Welcome Provincial Investments for Broadband Comms Infrastructure Enabling Next Generation/first Mile Internet Technology to be Established for the First Time in Remote Communities October 19, 2019

THUNDER BAY, ON: Matawa First Nations today welcomed provincial investments for the Rapid Lynx broadband project as announced by Premier Doug Ford, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure. The investment of $30 million is provided through the Ontario’s Broadband and Cellular […]

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Matawa First Nations Join First Mile Connectivity Consortium Supporting Their Fibre-to-the-Home High-Speed Broadband Project November 2, 2017

THUNDER BAY, ON: Matawa First Nations (MFN) today announced that they joined the First Mile Connectivity Consortium (FMCC), a national organization of First Nations community-based telecommunications organization established to support remote and rural communities’ efforts to develop essential and appropriate broadband connections. MFNM joined in order to build more capacity for the Rapid Lynx project. Other […]

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Matawa First Nations Welcome Required Federal And Provincial Investments To Proceed With A State Of The Art Fibre-to-the-home High-speed Broadband Internet October 5, 2017

THUNDER BAY, ON: Matawa First Nations today welcomed funding commitments to assist in bringing state of the art fibre-to-the-home high-speed broadband to internet dead spots in 5 fly-in/remote First Nations as follows: $37.1 million announced by The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) through the Connect to Innovate Initiative launched by […]

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