Who We Are
SSi Micro installs and maintains satellite networks in some of the world’s most unworkable locations. In 1990, we started out as a small business selling and repairing computers in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories. Today, we are the North’s largest Internet Service Provider headquartered in the NWT’s capital city of Yellowknife.
Large urban areas are often connected by fibre-optic Internet networks, such as cable or DSL. But these physically connected networks are too expensive to install in rural and remote locations such as Northern Canada, as well as most of the world’s developing countries. In these cases, satellite technology is the only cost-effective and reliable way to provide broadband Internet service.
We’re experts in making this technology work in the harshest conditions and the hardest-to-reach places. We’ve deployed networks in Nunavik, Quebec, the Northern territories of Nunavut, the NWT, as well as in Africa, Indonesia and in the South-Pacific country of Kiribati (pronounced Keer-ih-bahs). We were also the first Canadian ISP to offer wireless Non-Line of Sight Internet access to its customers. In each situation, we designed and adapted existing software to meet the unique needs of remote locales.
Although we're Northern Canada's largest ISP, outside of Nunavut and the NWT, we might be the industry's best-kept secret. We like it that way. It's allowed us to remain firmly focused on developing our award-winning ideas while spending less time worrying about sales and marketing. Staying out of the spotlight also means we can do what we do best: design and deploy innovative satellite networks to bring the Internet to places nobody thought possible.
Recently, we designed a state-of-the-art private satellite network for the Government of Nunavut. Tomorrow, we might develop a new cellular network to serve the Far North. Or we may simply continue providing Internet communications solutions to remote corners of Canada and across the globe. Whatever we do, we will build on our reputation of being on the leading edge of wireless technologies.