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 States. Geographic isolation and cultural barriers have made tribal communities particularly vulnerable to disparities in deployment and adoption.
ZeroDivide is working with the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA) on the Tribal Digital Village Broadband Adoption Project to generate innovative and culturally appropriate solutions that can address the historical inequity in telecommunications services for Native Americans.

International Summit for Community Wireless Networks 2010, Vienna
Matthew R. Rantanen, Director of Technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association

Matthew R. Rantanen, Director of Technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, discusses what Internet access has meant to local Native American tribes, and how opening up TV signal “white spaces” could greatly expand those benefits.

New directions in collaborations between HPWREN and Native Americans on Sensors and High Resolution Network Cameras via the Southern California Tribal Digital Village Network (TDVNet)


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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