Base Technology provides Whistler with Connectivity

by Rob Lewis

Techvibes is excited to be a media sponsor of the 26th Angel Forum today in Vancouver and will be covering a handful of the presenting companies from today's event. Event organizer Bob Chaworth-Musters checked in with all 32 participants to see if they were interested in media coverage at this stage and we'll only be covering those that invited Techvibes to do so.

First up is Whistler-born Base Technologies who ironically is providing the wireless Internet access in the classrooms at SFU Harbour Centre today. Base Technologies builds high-speed wireless voice and data networks and currently serves over 100 hotels and businesses in Whistler and Squamish.

Base Technologies Director Davin Peterson quickly demostrated his company's penetration of the Whistler market with a Google map displaying Base's WiFi/WIMAX mesh network across the valley. Since 2008, Base has served over 10,000 customers and they're ready to take advantage of the upcoming 2010 Winter Games.

Base Technologies has seen the importance of Internet cafes at destination resorts decline in recent years as more vacationers turn to mobile devices for the Internet connectivity. Base offers an alternative to major cell carriers by delivering the Internet directly to laptops and smartphones for a fraction of the cost. Whistler residents and visitors can tap into Base's network with affordable daily ($5) and weekly ($24) options as well as a competitive annual rate ($300).

Base Technologies has a long list of customers including Whistler Blackcomb Resort, the District of Squamish, and Whistler Resort Television. Peterson is looking to connect with Angel investors and is seeking $250K for expanding in Whistler and into other resort markets.

Base Technology Ltd
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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