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.
Through the “Tribal Digital Village Broadband Adoption Program,” ZeroDivide will work with SCTCA to implement a four-prong broadband adoption strategy which encompasses an outreach and public awareness campaign; basic digital literacy skills training; advanced content creation training; and sustainability.
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
August 18, 2010 San Francisco, California — ZeroDivide was awarded $686,157 by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to quadruple broadband adoption rates within the 19 Native American reservations that encompass the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA). Current broadband adoption rates for American Indians are the lowest of any ethnic
HPWREN Works with Tribal Digital Village Network (TDVNet) to Upgrade Pala Native American Learning Center Internet Connectivity. To learn more check out hpwren.ucsd.edu/news/20090210/
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” 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
Champaign-Urbana Community Wireless Network is pleased to announce an agreement with Tribal Digital Village to install a CUWiN wireless network on the Mesa Grande Reservation.