How Connectivity Strengthens Communities through Education, Employment, and Health Care


Many California communities still face the harsh realities of a growing digital divide. Those with Internet gain access to rapidly expanding opportunities, while those without are being almost completely excluded. Of all California’s communities, rural Native American tribes have perhaps suffered the worst due to their remote locations and relatively small populations, two factors that

Navajo Nation makes history with solar powered plant


Tribally owned solar power plant beats skeptics, odds on Navajo Nation By Sarabeth Henne Cronkite News cronkitenews.azpbs.org WASHINGTON – Deenise Becenti remembers watching this summer as a woman in the Navajo Nation who had been waiting more than 20 years to get electricity in her home flipped the switch to turn on the lights for

Microsoft awards grant to Tribal Digital Village and Numbers4Health to expand internet access and solutions for rural and underserved communities in California


NEWS PROVIDED BY Microsoft Corp. REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. announced it selected Tribal Digital Village and Numbers4Health as winners of its third annual Airband Grant Fund to help bring broadband internet access to rural and underserved communities. As two of eight winners, Tribal Digital Village (TDVNet) will help

Importance Of Indigenous Inclusion In The Internet


This speech was given by Matthew Rantanen – Director of Technology, Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, Tribal Digital Village – in the closing session of the Internet Governance Forum in Geneva in December 2017. Ladies and Gentlemen, excellencies, colleagues and stakeholders, friends – to make sure I am recognizing everyone and observing proper protocols, I

Connecting Broadband with Economic Opportunities: Challenges and Success Stories


Connecting Broadband with Economic Opportunities: Challenges and Success Stories #IGFUSAConnectivity Lack of connectivity and overpriced or substandard service prevent many US communities from accessing economic opportunities, education opportunities, as well as other basic tools of everyday life and interaction. As economic activity and basic tools of civic participation move online, these same underconnected or unrepresented

Groups partner to build fibre optic network to rural Manitoba First Nations


Lenard Monkman · CBC News · Posted: Jul 04, 2018 9:25 PM ET  Three organizations have announced they will partner in a joint venture to bring high speed internet via a fibre optic network to rural towns and First Nations in Manitoba. The new partnership will see the three groups — Distinct Infrastructure Group, Clear Sky Connections, and Broadband Communications North — partner into a

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