NAC has received a grant from the US Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to work alongside the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) to identify broadband gaps in Indian country and to improve the quality of available broadband information.  Specific objectives include:

  1. Assemble data available from key tribal lands and assess for accuracy and needed updates
  2. Identify key stakeholders in broadband access throughout Indian country and solicit information sharing with them
  3. Create online mapping and self-reporting tools to be completed in conjunction with tribes, tribal consortia, states and other stakeholders
  4. Assist in the dissemination of broadband access to tribes, states, and other stakeholders through NTIA.

 

How To Get There – Action Steps:

  • Collecting data to establish a baseline of most recent known information regarding the state of broadband access in Indian Country

  • Identifying barriers to past, present, and future collection of broadband access data in Indian country
  •  Work with tribal leaders to identify ways to overcome these barriers and collect valid broadband access information for all of Indian country.
     

AttachmentSize
NTIA Introduction Letter .pdf125.17 KB