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Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2019

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Including Indigenous voices in the decisions and solutions that shape the Internet is a vital part of closing the digital divide in North America.

Each year, the community-led Indigenous Connectivity Summit brings together Indigenous leaders, community members, community network operators, Internet service providers, researchers and policy makers with a common goal: connecting Indigenous communities to fast, affordable and sustainable Internet.

The 2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit will host two days of technical training centered on building the skills and capacity needed to launch a community network. A two-day conference will follow, focusing on building partnerships, advocating regulatory changes, and sharing success stories of community networks across North America.

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Time

Tuesday 12 November 2019 –

Friday 15 November 2019

Location

Hilo, Hawaii

To say that the Internet Society’s Indigenous Connectivity Summit was an eye-opening experience would be an understatement … the Summit provided a unique chance to interact with key members of the Internet and broadband community, all working to eliminate the digital divide.

— Burt Lum

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