NTIA Awards $51 Million Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program Grants to Two Alaska Native Entities

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it has awarded two grants as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. These grants, totaling approximately $51 million, are awarded to Doyon, Limited and Ahtna Intertribal Resource Commission (AK). These grants will fund high-speed internet connections to 581 unserved Alaska Native households across numerous villages in the Doyon region of Alaska and enable high-speed internet adoption in eight Tribal governments of the Ahtna region for activities including telehealth, distance learning, telework, and workforce development. NTIA has now made a total of 46 awards totaling more than $143,066,000 million in funding through the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. The agency received more than 300 applications during the application window, which closed on Sept. 1, 2021. The Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program will continue to announce additional awards on a rolling basis as they move through NTIA’s review process. 

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