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Broadband & Technology Programs

- Spokane Tribe's Wellpinit School District received a $250,000 Distance Learning Grant from USDA Rural Development in 2003.

     The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation received a $449,636 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant and a $259,828 Community Connect Broadband Grant to provide broadband and telemedicine services where no broadband capability currently exists.   

- A grant for $735,250 was awarded to Hood Canal Telephone Company Inc., in order to provide a Hybrid Fiber Coax network to the Squaxin Island Tribe, giving residents access to broadband, cable television, and telephone services.

- A grant for $498,503 was awarded to the Port Gamble SíKlallam Tribe who will use the funding as part of Rural Developmentís Community Connect Program which will develop a community-oriented connectivity network on the reservation.

- A Technical Assistance Grant for $400,000 was obligated to the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), to be used to assist 10 Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest with the ability to address technology and telecommunications needs that will allow them to advance their economic and community development interest.

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 Last modified: February 22, 2006