Results of the 2007 San Diego Wildfires

Michael Peralta, Matthew Rantanen, Jason Peralta, and Geoff Herrin visiting the results of the 2007 San Diego wildfires meeting with the technology of a wireless communications tower, just one day after the fire crews allowed us to re-enter the area. The final assessment was a total loss. This tower was returned to functionality within 19

The “Installation Crew”

The “Installation Crew” comprised of members of Tribal Digital Village, CUWiN(the networking team from Champagne-Urbana, Illinois, and Prometheus Radio Project. This team installed 22 homes and an office building, as a Beta testing project for “mesh networking” gear developed at CUWiN at University of Illinois. It was 112 degrees both days and the rooftops were

Grant Makers in Film + Electronic Media – Tribal Digital Village Reconnecting Tribes in Southern California

For over a century, the three original Native American tribes of San Diego County have been splintered among 18 reservations, dividing family lines, friendships, and cultures. Since 2001, the county’s tribal communities have been reconnecting through the Southern California Tribal Digital Village a high-speed wireless Internet network. It is an ambitious project, says Matthew Rantanen,

Tower Base Construction on Santa Ysabel

Tower Base Construction on Santa Ysabel. Bases took as much as 45 Cubic Yards of Concrete. TDV Staff and a local tribal related construction crew built (2) 80 foot communication towers in 2002 for Tribal Digital Village to reach to South East county to serve Campo, La Posta, and Manzanita. Additionally to South Central County


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