New Resource: Our Big List of American Rescue Plan Community Broadband Projects

Date: 1 Sep 2021 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) represents an unprecedented amount of money flowing to local governments, and an equally historic opportunity to spend the money on bringing fast, affordable broadband access to the millions of unserved and underserved households… … Read More

Going Wireless for Students and Seniors in Tucson

Date: 19 Feb 2021 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As the COVID crisis swept across Arizona and forced students to attend school remotely last spring, Boyce began to look for a way to ensure that the thousands of students who didn’t have Internet access at home wouldn’t be left behind. In a city with a population of about 530,000, an estimated 30 percent of city residents, or about 150,000 Tucsonans, don’t subscribe to wireline broadband. … Read More

Connecting Indian Country to the Benefits of Broadband — Episode 119 of Building Local Power

Date: 4 Feb 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by three members of ILSR’s broadband team to discuss new resources that focus on tribal broadband projects and municipal broadband projects throughout the country. … Read More

Report: Case Studies Detail How Tribes Are Expanding Internet Access

Date: 3 Feb 2021 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new report from ILSR delves into the experiences of four Native Nations as they constructed their own Internet service providers. These case studies examine the unique challenges Native Nations confront as they seek to build Internet infrastructure and address the digital divide while also retaining the tribal sovereignty that is essential to their identity and heritage.… Read More

The DIGITAL Reservations Act: A Practical Answer to Tribal Connectivity Today

Date: 28 Jul 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Yesterday, Congresswoman Deb Haaland and Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced the DIGITAL Reservations Act, a bill which ends the current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) practice of selling wireless spectrum rights on the lands of Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations and grants ownership, management, and governance of all spectrum to those groups in perpetuity.… Read More

The Rural Tribal Priority Window: Expanding Internet Access to Empower Tribal Communities

Date: 4 Feb 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On February 3rd, 2020, the FCC opened the 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Priority Window, a six month period in which federally recognized Tribes or Alaska Native Villages have the opportunity to apply for licenses to unassigned spectrum over their Tribal lands….… Read More

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