Bridging the Digital Divide in Indian Country: Federal Efforts

Reid Louton (Editor)
Jude Sullivan (Editor)

Series: Media and Communications – Technologies, Policies and Challenges
BISAC: COM087000

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The lack of communications services in Indian Country – be it high speed internet or “broadband”, traditional wireline phone service, mobile service, radio broadcast or TV broadcast service – is well known. As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has observed previously, “by virtually any measure, communities on Tribal lands have historically had less access to telecommunications services than any other segment of the population.” The lack of robust communications services presents serious impediments to Tribal Nations’ efforts to preserve their cultures and build their internal structures for self-governance, economic opportunity, health, education, public safety, and welfare. This book examines federal efforts to bridge the digital divide in Indian country with a focus on the internet infrastructure in native communities and equal access to e-commerce, jobs and the global marketplace. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Federal Communications Commission Office of Native Affairs and Policy 2012 Annual Report
(Office of Native Affairs and Policy)

Statement of Geoffrey Blackwell, Chief, Office of Native Affairs and Policy, Federal Communications Commission. Hearing on "Internet Infrastructure in Native Communities: Equal Access to E-Commerce, Jobs and the Global Marketplace"

Statement of Geoffrey Blackwell, Chief, Office of Native Affairs and Policy, Federal Communications Commission. Hearing on "Federal Communications Commission's Rule on the Universal Service Fund and its Impact on American Indians and Alaska Natives"

Broadband Internet Access and the Digital Divide: Federal Assistance Programs
(Lennard G. Kruger, Angele A. Gilroy, CRS)

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