State Of The Re:Union – Tribal Digital Divide

Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide in San Diego County, BTOP (Broadband Technology Opportunities Program), which is part of the federal economic stimulus package adopted in 2009. In Southern California, the Tribal Digital Village is working with ZeroDivide, the San Francisco-based technology foundation, and using BTOP funding to promote awareness and adoption of broadband in the

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

Statement of Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn’s Official statement that includes mention of Tribal Digital Village in the second paragraph. This is directly from our “petition for reconsideration” and the meeting TDV Director Matthew Rantanen attended in DC, at the Commission where this was discussed with all 5 commissioners.

Tribal lands and the FCC White Spaces Order

White Spaces Spectrum is going to finally be released to use for unlicensed. The Unanimous vote (5-0) in 2008 got the ball rolling with all of our hard efforts, and now another vote on how to govern the spectrum is pretty much a victory. It lets us use this invaluable airspace to get Internet to

ZeroDivide B-TOP Mash-Up Cut-Up Smash-Up

The TDV project seeks to address the fact that only 5-8% of Native Americans living on tribal lands have residential broadband access. Geographic isolation and cultural differences make tribal communities especially vulnerable to disparities in broadband adoption and deployment.

ZeroDivide Receives Stimulus Funding to Foster New Generation of Technology Adopters in Underserved Youth and Tribal Communities

San Francisco, California, August 18, 2010 — ZeroDivide was awarded $2,070,399 in two grants from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Vice-President Joe Biden announced the grants as part of 94 Recovery Act investments in federal broadband projects in 37 states. ZeroDivide’s first grant of $1,384,242 will help to create a


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