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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

November is American Indian Heritage Month at CSUSM


California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) celebrates American Indian Heritage Month in November. This month-long series of events is designed to showcase the culture, heritage, history and contributions of American Indians through different mediums and perspectives. http://news.csusm.edu/november-is-american-indian-heritage-month-at-csusm

A Letter From Native Public Media


Did you know, that Native American populations are among the least connected in the world? When your community is so remote that you don’t have paved roads; when you don’t have access to plain old telephone service in your home; when you don’t have access to broadband in your community; and when only 1 in

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