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)