A few years ago, Gambier Islander Sean Murphy decided that he needed high speed internet access, and so began G.R.I.P. The at-cost community project connects to the mainland using a wireless station on the southern tip of the island to deliver the service via a series of repeater stations that allow the network to penetrate the island’s many bays — even as far away as the north end of Keats and the south end of Anvil island. The network is the information life-line for many islanders who use it to work remotely, and even a few families who home school.
Recently Base Wirelss has taken over where Sean left off. Base Wireless operates licensed LTE services and are committed to the success and growth of their communities. Their networks serve resorts, apartments, hotels and entire rural communities providing Internet access for thousands of people each year.