Director of SCTDV to Chair Native Public Media Board of Directors

Flagstaff, AZ, October 13, 2011 – Matthew Rantanen will lead the national Native American organization, Native Public Media, as Chairman of the Board. Native Public Media is the only organization dedicated to providing service to the Native media network as well as providing a policy program directed at changing the broadcast and telecommunications landscape in

TDV on YouTube

This video contains footage from TDV’s offices, wireless-broadband internet towers, and the Pala Learning Center. TDV is ZeroDivide’s partner in BTOP’s “Broadband Adoption Program” that is designed to increase broadband awareness and adoption on tribal lands. Broadband adoption rates for American Indians have been among the lowest of any ethnic group within the continental United

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


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