The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) component could be doing more to help Tribal authorities with technical assistance as they seek to create and improve broadband services using $3 billion in funding from the Federal government’s Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP), according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

The latest citizen survey conducted by the Seattle (Wash.) Information Technology Department has found ongoing digital divide and equity issues, and city leadership said it will use findings from survey to pursue goals including 100 percent internet connectivity for residents.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will seek feedback from stakeholders and the general public on what it can do to encourage greater participation by eligible Tribal applicants in the E-Rate program, which provides high-speed internet to schools and libraries.


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it will hold a listening session for Tribal leaders, staff, and outreach partners to inform participants about the commission’s efforts to increase Tribal libraries’ participation in the E-Rate Program.

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