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  • Vicious circle: Tribal broadband program hindered by lack of broadband

    Camila Pedrosa, Cronkite News|Updated Mar 28, 2022

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-Tribal advocates told a Senate panel in January that the federal government's effort to fund expanded broadband infrastructure in Indian Country overlooked a fundamental issue. Many tribes did not have the broadband access needed to apply for the funding that would let them improve broadband access. Information about the first round of grants was available only online, and tribes were encouraged to apply online in a 90-day window during the pandemic. The...

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