The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report detailing that tribal communities are a critical component of the nation’s infrastructure and reviewed federal programs that are designed to help these communities gain high speed internet access.
The GAO Report Recommendations to the FCC includes:
- Develop performance goals and measures for improving broadband availability to tribal schools and libraries;
- Improve the reliability of data related to institutions that receive E-rate funding by defining “tribal” on the program application
The full GAO Tribal lands broadband infrastructure report and recommendations can be viewed here.