74-tribe consortium receives $35M award for Alaska broadband efforts

ANCHORAGE, Alaska-The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) recently was awarded $35 million dollars to help alleviate broadband and communication challenges in the state's remote geography. The award was the largest to date given by through the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program.

The connectivity program is sponsored by the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration, with the agency announcing 19 new grants totaling $77 million in early May.

With the latest round, the federal government has pledged a total of $83 million across 34 projects. The recipie...