Resources

Connect to opportunity. Connect to you.

Increasingly, government services are requested, scheduled, and delivered online. Access to broadband service is critical for a Tribal Government in Southeast Alaska to fulfill its obligations for federal and state government programs, and to deliver services to its Tribal citizens.

Many of our Tribal citizens relocate away from Southeast Alaska to prepare for or realize the benefits of the digital economy, including education, training, and employment. Access to broadband services enables our Tribal citizens to both grow and to remain in their communities.

Connecting Communities

Tribal Leaders in Southeast Alaska secured 2.5 GHz spectrum in tribal lands through the FCC’s Rural Tribal Priority Window! 

Tlingit & Haida’s broadband enterprise, Tidal Network, is ready to implement connectivity infrastructure to bring broadband to unserved communities in Southeast Alaska.

Learn more about how a partnership with Tidal Network can bring reliable connectivity to your community!

 

Affordable Connectivity Program comes to an end!

Tidal Network is monitoring the conclusion of the Affordable Connectivity Program funding and pursuing alternative federal funding sources to sustain customer support initiatives.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission initiative that provides a monthly discount on internet service with ANY provider for qualifying households, including a one-time discount on a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer.

Tribal citizens and Southeast Alaskans are invited to connect with ACP Community Navigator Katelyn Cook for assistance at kcook@TlingitandHaida.gov or 907.463.7925.

Alaska Broadband Office

The ABO manages the State of Alaska’s responses to the Digital Equity Act and the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program established in the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act passed by Congress in November 2021.

These programs provide Alaska with funding to bridge the digital divide by building out broadband infrastructure for unserved and underserved Alaskans in a scalable, sustainable manner by providing grants to eligible parties.

ABO Public Meetings

The ABO also hosts an online public meeting series for folks with feedback or questions about broadband. The series is split into several different regular sessions: a Tribal entities session that focuses on listening to the concerns of tribal leaders in Alaska, a general interest meeting for anyone, and a technical interest meeting directed at members of business communities.

More information about these weekly sessions and the ABO.

Tribal entities session: every Tuesday from 2 to 3 PM AKST.

General interest session: every Wednesday from 2 to 3 PM AKST.

Technical interest session: every Thursday from 2 to 2:30 PM AKST.