The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and Broadband Development. A Strategic Plan for Adoption and Utilization. Vision. Adopt and utilize broadband to empower business, create opportunity, improve health and education options and contribute to tribal culture. The Impact of Broadband.
A Strategic Plan for Adoption and Utilization
Inequities of broadband access, adoption and utilization
Adopt broadband with awareness to enhance—not detract from—tribal identity and sovereignty
Opportunities for Innovation and Improved Education and Healthcare Outcomes
The Economic Role of Broadband
Make broadband skills and equipment available to all tribal members.
-Action: Community Education; mentoring programs
-Long Term: Computer recycling; pursue funding for broadband expansion
Enhance culture and personal growth and opportunity.
-Action: Develop on-line tools to communicate language and values
Localized social media sites;
Government policies on acceptable use, content and on-line distribution;
Tiered access to government information
Business adoption and accessibility to enable tribal exports, attract new industry and create jobs.
-Action: Business tech center for access, training and other services. Telco spinoff business opportunity to sell/lease/repair computers and offer tech support
-Long Term: Business portal for tribal goods and services; market broadband access to industry.
On-line education programs to improve credentials and job-readiness
-Action: Partner with schools, youth clubs and tribal enterprises to connect on-line training with curriculums; After school mentoring and digital literacy program.
-Long Term: Raise the credentials of educational staff.
Make Tele-health programs and remote monitoring available to 100% of reservation households
-Action: Improve connection between the Tribal Health Workforce Center and the federal Indian Health Services (IHS) for better patient record-sharing; improve connections to mobile clinics out in the field.
-Long Term: Expand video conferencing with IHS and the Oregon Health Network; Expand infrastructure to allow for remote health monitoring for the entire reservation; Provide on-reservation health care training through distance learning.