In the San Diego Union-Tribune: In Tribal Nations, Broadband Is More Than Just Internet

Date: 24 Mar 2022 | posted in: agriculture | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks Initiative

March 2, 2022

Media Outlet: San Diego Union-Tribune

Ever resilient, Native nations are taking matters into their own hands and creating solutions. This past summer, the Institute for Local Self Reliance in conjunction with Matt Rantanen and Internet Society convened the first ever Tribal Broadband Bootcamp in California. They brought together tribes from throughout the state to learn how to build out their own broadband networks.

Members of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley, Bear River and Laguna Pueblo tribes left the convening with both the knowledge and equipment to connect their communities to the internet via their own network. The American Indian Policy Institute at Arizona State University was a research partner and is evaluating the effectiveness of empowering tribes to take advantage of this funding and expanding the training.

Learn more about ILSR’s tribal broadband resources here.