First Mile is about doing the telecom planning, development and construction work in the communities. It focuses on local broadband connectivity needs and priorities from the perspective of a community. Across Canada, First Nations are building broadband systems and using them to deliver services to their communities. To be effective, these systems must be designed and implemented with local communities from the very start. Community members need access to affordable, equitable public bandwidth and appropriate skills training to support and use their networks and devices. Indigenous communities are helping to shape technologies to meet local needs.