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Part 1. Bringing digital opportunity to Indian country. WHAT is … the Digital Divide?. 2. Feb. 11-13, 2013. WHAT is …the Digital Divide?. 3. Feb. 11-13, 2013. WHY is this important?.

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why is this important
WHYis this important?
  • Why are modern communications and information technologies, and specifically Broadband (high-speed internet) access, important for Tribal communities?
when might a tribal telco make sense
WHEN might a tribal telco make sense?
  • When (under what circumstances) might a tribe consider establishing its own Tribally-owned communications provider?
what model might work best
WHATmodel might work best?
  • Two basic models
    • Business/Commercial Carrier
    • Nonprofit/Public Utility
  • What approach for your tribe? Why?
  • When might one work better?
what technologies
WHAT technologies?
  • Wireline or Wireless?
  • Wireline
    • Fiber Optic
    • Cable
    • DSL
  • Wireless
    • Unlicensed – 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz, 900 MHz
    • Licensed
    • Whitespace
who owns and operates the enterprise
WHO owns and operates the enterprise?
  • Who owns the enterprise?
  • Who manages the enterprise?
  • In-house or outsourced expertise?
  • Opportunities for joint ventures?
where to go for ideas and insights
WHEREto go for ideas and insights?
  • Government agencies?
  • Other tribes?
  • Telecom industry?
  • Professional firms and consultants?
  • Other sources?
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