FCC Tribal Workshop at Indian Island, Maine
A workshop for Tribal governments, Tribal employees, and Tribal members designed to provide information that will help Tribal Nations identify and evaluate opportunities to develop more robust broadband infrastructure and services in Tribal communities. The workshop is also designed to provide information about FCC policies and programs to address the lack of adequate communications services on Tribal lands nationwide.
FCC staff will provide presentations on a broad range of important FCC initiatives 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. Participants will also receive updates on the current FCC proceedings that provide opportunities for Tribal Nations to inform the FCC to help ensure that Native views and interests are heard in the decision-making process.
Registration is free. To register for the workshop, please send your name, title, Tribal affiliation, and contact information, with the subject line “October 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 Derik Goatson, Derik.Goatson@fcc.gov. Walk-ins can also be accommodated.