FCC Tribal Workshop Hosted by the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma

Federal Communications Commission

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
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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 FCC policies and programs to address the lack of adequate communications services on Tribal lands nationwide. Tribal government leaders, Tribal service provider and 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.

Sessions at the FCC workshop are expected to include:

  • A training session on the Broadband Data Collection and broadband map, tailored to Tribal leaders, Tribal providers and other Tribal filers.
  • Presentations on the Universal Service Fund and FCC programs, including the E-Rate Tribal Library Program, that support the deployment of communications infrastructure and services in Tribal communities.
  • Updates on other FCC proceedings including the FCC's recently released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), FCC 24-30, seeking comment on a proposal to adopt a new Emergency Alert System (EAS) event code for Missing and Endangered Persons.
  • A discussion on how to follow FCC rulemakings and file comments.
  • Presentations from other Federal agencies about funding opportunities.*

Registration is free. To register for the workshop, please send your name, title, Tribal affiliation, and contact information, with the subject line "May Workshop" to Tribal.Events@fcc.gov. Questions about the workshop may be directed to the Office of Native Affairs and Policy: Lloyd Collier, Lloyd.Collier@fcc.gov, or Renee Coles, Renee.Coles@fcc.gov. Walk-ins can also be accommodated.

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