FIRST MILE DEVELOPMENTS
Sharing our research results through publications has been a major focus of our work since our collaborative partnership began in 2004.
The First Nations Innovation Research Project is Researching and Celebrating Achievements with Information and Communications Technologies
These community stories showcase innovative uses of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) by First Nations communities across Canada.
The FMCC is engaged in digital policy development with federal, provincial/territorial and First Nations governments.
The 'First Mile' refers to local broadband systems: infrastructure and networks.
The First Mile focuses on local connectivity from the perspective of a community. Across Canada, First Nations are building broadband systems and using them to deliver services in their communities. To be effective, these systems must be designed and implemented with local communities from the very start. Community members need access to bandwidth and proper training. They can help shape technologies to meet local needs.