Minority Groups Want Special Rules For Tribal Areas
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA Comments
December 16th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 16, 2009 – A number of groups representing minority interests are advocating that special rules be created by the government for Native Americans applying for broadband stimulus grants.
The awards are being decided by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Agriculture Department’s Rural Utilities, which were charged by Congress in January to distribute $7.2 billion of federal funding to expand broadband penetration across the country.
Report Calls State Of Broadband Access For Native Americans ‘Deplorable’
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact
November 19th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 19, 2009 – The Native American population is one of the most disconnected groups in the country, according to a study released Thursday on broadband penetration.
The Native Public Media and the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative suggest that the Federal Communications Commission create a Tribal Broadband Plan within the national broadband plan that it is currently drafting.
In Arizona, Urging Broadband Stimulus Spending For the Benefit of All
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
March 19th, 2009
March 19, 2009 – Arizonans and native Americans at a public forum in Flagstaff, Ariz., urged a broadband buildout that puts connectivity of disadvantaged groups at the heart of the federal stimulus spending.