FCC’s Native Nations Broadband Task Force

Geoffrey Blackwell, Matthew Rantanen, and Joe Garcia are pictured here in the Federal Communications Commissions’ (FCC) building in Washington, D.C. commemorating the First face-to-face meeting of the FCC’s Native Nations Broadband Task Force. May 25th, 2011. Geoffrey Blackwell and Joe Garcia are the Co-Chairs of this task force, a group of tribal leaders in government and technology that work together with the FCC to help build strategies and solutions for eliminating the digital divide for the US tribal populations.


The Tribal Digital Village Network (TDVNet) was created with the intent to bring Internet connectivity to the member tribes of SCTCA and empower their people. The Tribal Digital Village(TDV) is a continued set of objectives to help SCTCA achieve its mission thru technology, first and foremost, devised by the community leaders to handle the technical aspects of meeting its mission statement. The primary mission of Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA) is to serve the health, welfare, safety, education, cultural, economic and employment needs of its tribal members and descendants in the San Diego County urban areas.

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