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Why Samsung for Business – Ruggedized Solutions for the Frontline

May 2021

Featured on Samsung News alongside fellow partners Microsoft and Gamber-Johnson for its unique work with Samsung DeX technology and its #MobilityFirst effort to bring the office to the officer in the field.

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Hyperloop Transportation Hopes to Promote Clean Commercial Transport Alternative

May 2021

Featured on iPolitics for its work with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) and leverage of the Universal Broadband Fund to get Starlink broadband internet hooked up in remote northern communities.

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Starlink internet ‘dishy’ faces off against snow, wildfires in remote Canada

December 2021

Featured on Fox News Weather after the one-year anniversary of the Pikangikum First Nation Starlink rollout, highlighting sector-by-sector how the technology is designed to overcome extreme weather conditions and serve remote communities.

“We’re not going to let geography limit what opportunities our customers have. They were struggling with the ability to connect, to communicate, to access resources, to do a lot of things we took for granted. They put a lot of trust in us, a lot of faith in us to help them solve a problem with Starlink technology,” said David Brown, FSET CEO.

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KDSB teaming up with FSET to expand region’s Starlink coverage

August 2021

Featured in the Kenora Miner & News for teaming up with the Kenora District Services Board to expand Northwestern Ontario’s Starlink coverage.

“They’re an organization that’s done some incredible work in our region, that’s local and really understands what the challenges are that so many families face when it comes to connectivity,” said Henry Wall, Chief Administrative Officer of the KDSB. “Their values align with ours, they understand our community, and they’re from our community. Without FSET, we wouldn’t be here.”

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Pickle Lake to be the first community to be connected to high-speed internet

August 2021

Featured on KenoraOnline for its work in partnership with the Kenora District Services Board to help bring Starlink to Pickle Lake, following a special round of funding provided by the federal government

“We’re very excited to move forward with this really important project,” said KDSB Chief Administrative Officer Henry Wall. “The Covid-19 pandemic really demonstrated in our region, just how many families struggle with reliable internet, in particular when it comes to accessing online services or education.”

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Hyperloop Transportation hopes to promote clean commercial transport alternative

May 2021

Featured on iPolitics for its work with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) and leverage of the Universal Broadband Fund to get Starlink broadband internet hooked up in remote northern communities.

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Starlink offers promise of connectivity for the North

May 2021

Featured on TimminsToday for helping bring Starlink high-speed internet service to Pikangikum First Nation.

“I’m a community person who really believes in their community, and I hope it gives the younger generations a little bit of hope,” said Vernon Kejick, an employee of the Pikangikum Health Authority.

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Connectivity Project currently underway in member First Nations

May 2021

Featured on the Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council website following Phase 1 of the council’s connectivity project, which saw Starlink high-speed internet set up for schooling in five of the council’s member First Nations.

“This has been a team effort between AKRC, FSET, Starlink, and of course our member First Nations to address the digital divide by bridging the gap of an essential service to support our schools,” said Chief Chris Skead, President of the AKRC.

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Everything you need to know about Elon Musk’s internet service

March 2021

Featured on Business Insider for working with SpaceX to bring Starlink to Pikangikum First Nation as a part of the service’s beta, providing the community with a new gateway and greater potential for the delivery of essential services

“We took a community that was one of the most technologically disadvantaged anywhere in the world. They’ve now become one of the most technologically advanced, yet are still remote, living where they are and not having to move,” said David Brown, FSET CEO.

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FedNor gives funds to Kenora businesses

January 2021

Featured in the Kenora Miner & News after receiving money from FedNor’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program meant to facilitate cutting-edge IT services and accessibility for local police officers, while also creating new jobs in the process

“We’re currently running near full capacity, and this investment will allow us to expand, create jobs and take our business to the next level,” said Nicole Brown, FSET COO.

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FedNor investing $1.1 million into two Kenora companies

January 2021

Featured on TBNewsWatch after receiving money from FedNor’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program meant to facilitate cutting-edge IT services and accessibility for local police officers, while also creating new jobs in the process

“We welcome and appreciate the FedNor funding, as it’s allowing us to serve an additional 450 users, so we can capitalize on immediate and future growth opportunities,” said Nicole Brown, FSET COO.

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How SpaceX teamed up with a small Canadian IT company to bring its Starlink internet service to an indigenous community

December 2020

Featured on Business Insider for its work with SpaceX to bring Starlink broadband internet to Pikangikum First Nation, opening several new doors for the community’s essential services, including education and healthcare

“As a tech company, we were very aware of what the challenges of not having connectivity can bring to an organization. It’s hard to understand what the impact has when it’s an entire community,” said David Brown, FSET CEO.

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Giving up on traditional telecoms means satellite is the “only path forward” for Indigenous broadband, CEO says

December 2020

Featured on Cartt for an interview with company CEO David Brown, explaining how remote communities should give up on traditional telecommunications services in favour of satellite-based internet connections.

“It’s the only path forward,” said Brown, speaking to a committee in the House of Commons.

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Elon Musk’s Starlink offers fast internet connections to rural Canadians

December 2020

Featured on CBC as part of a story on the delivery of Starlink high-speed internet service to remote communities in the North, highlighting the work done with Pikangikum First Nation and the process of reaching out to SpaceX

“All I can say is it’s a lot faster than what I had before,” said Vernon Kejick, a staff member of the Pikangikum Health Authority

“Starlink is doing everything people are asking it to do, it’s going to change the world for a lot of people,” added David Brown, FSET CEO.

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How Elon Musk’s internet service may finally unlock this northern Canadian community’s isolation

December 2020

Featured in the Toronto Star for the role it played in bringing Starlink to Pikangikum First Nation, helping empower the community by connecting its essential services to high-speed internet.

“It will be able to enhance and transform almost everything we have been unable to do remotely – physical health, mental health, courts and education,” said Chief Dean Owen.

“This is more than just quality of life for this community. This is a community that needs broadband, period. Getting access to the community will allow mental-health workers and educators to do their job, and change the world for them,” added David Brown, FSET CEO.

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Pikangikum First Nation to receive SpaceX Starlink broadband

December 2020

Featured on The Weather Network for helping make Pikangikum First Nation the first community in Canada to get Starlink, as a part of SpaceX’s beta test.

“The delivery of Starlink internet services will transform our abilities to deliver local services, create economic opportunities, access education, training, health, and wellness supports, and improve the quality of life for our children, youth, and families,” said Chief Dean Owen.

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Pikangikum First Nation in Ontario to be connected to Starlink internet

November 2020

Featured on MobileSyrup for working in collaboration with SpaceX, Canadian Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, and Kenora Member of Parliament Eric Melillo to bring Starlink high-speed internet to Pikangikum First Nation

“I was happy to work to make sure this project was a priority. It’s some very exciting news, and we’ll be watching closely to see what comes,” said MP Melillo.

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SpaceX Starlink Internet to Connect Pikangikum First Nation in Ontario

November 2020

Featured on iPhone in Canada after linking up with Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford and Kenora MP Eric Melillo, following the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) approval of SpaceX Starlink internet service in Canada.

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Province offers $1 million boost to digital tech in north

August 2020

Featured on TBNewsWatch following a $1 million investment made by the Ontario government’s NOHFC aimed at assisting companies working with technology and digital infrastructure in the northwest.

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NOHFC Provides Funding For FSET

August 2020

Featured on 895TheLake following an investment made by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) that provided FSET with $91,000 to move into a new building on Kenora’s Lakeview Dr.

“FSET has been growing and growing, and they have been moving around the city of Kenora to various locations, but today they are celebrating finding a new home,” said Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford.

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Innovation could help keep more police in the community

February 2020

Featured on DrydenNow ahead of the company’s #MobilityFirst pitch for Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford and Finance Minister of Ontario Rod Phillips.

“We’re finding police are going to have money left over for other things, and at the same time, they’re more efficient,” said David Brown, FSET CEO.

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Mobility first

June 2019

Featured on Blue Line in a featurette on the Treaty 3 Police Service and their being the first agency in the world to deploy the new Samsung DeX mobile data terminals (MDT) in their cruisers, as a part of the #MobilityFirst initiative.

“There is a fundamental worldwide need and momentum to bring information and systems access to frontline officers,” said Tim Grimes, Samsung’s enterprise mobility sales manager.

“Officers required a mobile solution. Finding a balance in meeting the security requirements with a cost-effective solution that allowed for ease of use proved challenging,” added David Brown, FSET CEO.

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11th Annual RBC Innovation Awards

June 2019

Featured on the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre for winning the 2019 RBC Innovation Award for Innovative Company of the Year, awarded for the company’s hard work creating solutions for the public sector, including the #MobilityFirst initiative.

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Area Innovators Honoured At RBC Awards Ceremony

May 2019

Featured on CKDR news for winning the 2019 RBC Innovative Company of the Year award for specializing in progressive technology-based solutions and its #MobilityFirst initiative that saw the officer brought to officers in the field.

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Local innovators honoured for their success

May 2019

Featured on TBNewsWatch after being award the 2019 RBC Innovative Company of the Year award, owing to the company’s unique contributions to both the policing and healthcare sectors.

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Local innovators honoured for their success

February 2018

Featured on Newswire for its work in partnership with Mobile Innovations CEO and founder Gary Bauer, who presented at the 2018 Canadian Chiefs of Police IT Workshop about the company’s #MobilityFirst initiative and work to get MPA Niche RMS running on mobile devices.

“We are preparing today’s police services for the future, which a recent research study says will be 70 per cent digital. We empower officers by optimizing their most powerful law enforcement weapon – their smartphone – to connect with data, with each other and with their communities, in safer and more streamlined ways, and by putting the sum of police knowledge at their fingertips,” said Bauer.

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