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Indigenous Connectivity Summit

Tribal Priority Window Extended to September 2 – But It’s Still Not Enough Time to Connect Indigenous Communities to a Critical Lifeline
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Community Networks 31 July 2020

Tribal Priority Window Extended to September 2 – But It’s Still Not Enough Time to Connect Indigenous Communities to a Critical Lifeline

While Indigenous communities across the US battle some of the most brutal COVID-19 mortality rates in the country, they’ve...

The Impact of Internet Access in Indigenous Communities in Canada and the United States
Growing the Internet 31 July 2020

The Impact of Internet Access in Indigenous Communities in Canada and the United States

This report provides an overview of findings to date on the impacts of the Internet in Indigenous communities in...

Statement to U.S. Congress Hearing on “Addressing the Urgent Needs of Our Tribal Communities”
Community Networks 9 July 2020

Statement to U.S. Congress Hearing on “Addressing the Urgent Needs of Our Tribal Communities”

When we can bring broadband to the most remote and hard-to-connect communities, we pave the way for other rural...

Ensuring every Canadian has access to the Internet
Growing the Internet 1 June 2020

Ensuring every Canadian has access to the Internet

COVID-19 has shed light on an alarming digital divide in Canada.

Indigenous Connectivity in the United States
Growing the Internet 1 June 2020

Indigenous Connectivity in the United States

Complementary connectivity models can bring affordable and sustainable Internet access to tribal areas across the country.

Indigenous Connectivity Summit Policy Recommendations: Helping Policymakers Make Inclusive Decisions
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Growing the Internet 8 April 2020

Indigenous Connectivity Summit Policy Recommendations: Helping Policymakers Make Inclusive Decisions

As billions of us move into self-isolation, one thing is crystal clear: Internet access is critical. If anyone of us...

2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit Report
Community Networks 2 April 2020

2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit Report

The 2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS) was held in Hilo, Hawai’i on November 12 and 13, 2019 to build...

2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit Policy Recommendations
Community Networks 25 March 2020

2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit Policy Recommendations

Based on conversation and outcomes from the Summit, 2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit Policy Advisors developed 8 recommendations to help policymakers...

‘These Are Our First Roadways’: Internet Access and Self-Determination in Pu’uhonua O Waimanalo
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Growing the Internet 14 October 2019

‘These Are Our First Roadways’: Internet Access and Self-Determination in Pu’uhonua O Waimanalo

The establishment of Pu‘uhonua o Waimānalo in 1994 was a significant milestone in the native Hawaiian movement to regain...

Beyond the Palm Trees: Local Action Key to Fast, Affordable and Reliable Internet Solutions in Rural Hawai’i
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Community Networks 30 August 2019

Beyond the Palm Trees: Local Action Key to Fast, Affordable and Reliable Internet Solutions in Rural Hawai’i

To many North Americans, Hawai’i is a place of beaches, resorts, surfing, rainforests, and volcanoes — it’s a vacation...

2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit Training: Empowering Communities to Create Connections on Their Own Terms
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Growing the Internet 6 August 2019

2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit Training: Empowering Communities to Create Connections on Their Own Terms

Indigenous communities across North America are working to bridge the digital divide. Each year the Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS)...

Community Dispatch: New Hawaii Chapter Says the Internet Still a Force for Good
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Growing the Internet 28 June 2019

Community Dispatch: New Hawaii Chapter Says the Internet Still a Force for Good

My first exposure to the Internet Society was back in 1995 when they held the 5th Annual INET International...

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