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2017 Fall Finance Finance & Tribal Economies Conference

2017 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference October 1-3, 2017 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM We look forward to seeing you October 2-3, 2017, for NAFOA’s 2017 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, OK. The fall conference is an opportunity to meet with tribal leaders, federal agencies, and

Tribal Consultation with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

The FCC’s Office of Native Affairs and Policy and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau are hosting a Tribal Consultation with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and staff from the Chairman’s office along with senior FCC staff from ONAP and WTB on issues addressed in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry entitled Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment by

Net Neutrality Repeal Has Rural Impact

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) move to repeal Net Neutrality and classification of Broadband Internet as a Title II Telecommunications Service could have significant impact on rural America, where the digital divide is already the largest. In this edition of Mountain Talk, host Mimi Pickering explores potential impacts with economist Roberto Gallardo from Mississippi State University

Chairman Pai on the Future of Broadband in the Lifeline Program

STATEMENT OF FCC CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI On the Future of Broadband in the Lifeline Program WASHINGTON, March 29, 2017 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement today: “I support including broadband in the Lifeline program to help provide affordable, high-speed Internet access for our nation’s poorest families.  Indeed, I worked hard

Congressional Hearings Focus on Tribal Priorities

AIPI March 2017 Legislative Update Last month, a number of Congressional Committees held hearings to begin developing recommendations for tribal infrastructure priorities, confirmation hearings started for Judge Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and actions were taken on 41 Congressional bills and five administrative actions on issues such as infrastructure,

Internet for Everyone

A report for the FCC in 2015 found nearly two million people living on tribal land lack access to the internet. Even more than that can’t sign onto broadband. That digital divide makes it harder for Alaska Natives and Native Americans living in rural areas to complete tasks online that the rest of us take

Digital Southwest: A Regional Broadband Summit

Hosted by Next Centuries Cities April 17-18, 2017 Mesa, AZ. This full-day event will bring together broadband champions from federal, state, and local government, as well as community leaders and broadband policy experts from the Southwest and across the nation. The event will feature stories of broadband deployment success, digital inclusion initiatives, financing opportunities, and

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