Welcome to First Broadband. We deliver fixed wireless technology that makes rural and remote communities anywhere in the world sustainable by connecting them to the digital world sooner, more easily, and with greater scalability than otherwise possible. In addition to enabling economic independence, we believe in the critical importance of providing reliable access to health, education, government, and social resources.
Local projects, local control
Our deployment projects enable local control and ownership of a communications system that not only delivers fast and reliable Internet service today but that already supports the performance requirements for high-speed connectivity being anticipated in excess of ten years from now.
We invested millions of dollars developing wireless Internet technology and implementing wireless Internet infrastructure in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.
We have over six years of experience operating as an Internet service provider within rural communities in Western Canada. This extensive deployment and coverage area that includes forty-thousand residences, four-thousand businesses, and twenty First Nations communities provides First Broadband with a unique proving ground for both our vision and for the technology that makes that vision possible.
Technology designed for rural communities
Our fixed wireless technology operates in the UHF frequency spectrum and was designed specifically to deliver wireless Internet connectivity to rural and remote communities.
Coverage can typically reach 35 km and can exceed 50 km at data rates that are faster and more reliabe than any other point-to-multipoint technology. Even the most basic version of our technology being deployed today has the capacity to deliver the high-speed Internet data rates anticipated ten years into the future (e.g. 25 Mbps downstream).
Being affordable, easily-deployed, and terrestrial, our systems allow local governments, companies, or cooperatives to establish local ownership and control of the communications infrastructure and to develop marketable expertise in the deployment and operation of wireless Internet technology.
Partnering to bridge the digital divide
We are ready to partner with governments, companies, and other organizations who share the vision of bridging the digital divide and building a better future for citizens and communities that need it most and thereby improving the strength and stability of their countries.
First Broadband is a wholly-owned subsidiary of M.I.K. Industries and is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. M.I.K. Industries is a privately-held company based in Burnaby, British Columbia whose holdings in Canada, Malaysia, China, and the U.S.A. provide us with significant financial strength and global reach.