FCC Tribal Workshop

Federal Communications Commission

Monday, February 27, 2023 - 9:00am
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Live Event

An in-person workshop for Tribal governments, Tribal employees, and Tribal members. This event is designed to provide information that will help Tribal Nations identify and evaluate opportunities to develop more robust broadband infrastructure and services in Tribal communities. It is also designed to provide information about the FCC and how it conducts its regulatory responsibilities, and to encourage Tribal participation in the regulatory process.

FCC staff will provide presentations on a broad range of important FCC programs and policies that support the deployment of communications infrastructure and services in Tribal communities (e.g., Broadband Data Collection, Affordable Connectivity Program, Universal Service Fund Schools and Libraries Program). Such infrastructure supports Tribal economic development, Tribal schools and libraries, and low-income families, as well as public safety departments, and Tribal government administration. Representatives of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) have also been invited to share information on the relevant programs they manage.

Tribal government leaders, Tribal IT managers, government and community planners and managers, Tribal enterprise specialists, and representatives of Tribal social service agencies, schools, and libraries are all persons who should consider attending this event.

Registration is free. To register for the workshop, please send your name, title, Tribal affiliation, and contact information to tribal.events@fcc.gov with the subject line “February Workshop.” Questions about the workshop may be directed to the Office of Native Affairs and Policy: Bambi Kraus, Chief, bambi.kraus@fcc.gov or Derik Goatson, Legal Advisor, derik.goatson@fcc.gov.