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The Federal Communications Commission has temporarily granted the Navajo Nation use of part of the unassigned spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band to provide wireless broadband service on the reservation.

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Navajo tribal members have been asked to take a survey about internet access and cellular service on the reservation. The Farmington Daily Times reports an ad hoc group comprised of tribal government employees and technology professionals is conducting the survey.


The Federal Communications Commission has authorized more than $160 million to improve and expand high-speed broadband services in rural Arizona.

The FCC estimates the funding could supply upgraded internet service to more than 13,000 homes in rural parts of the state. It’s part of a nationwide authorization of over $4.9 billion to boost broadband service over the next decade for more than 455,000 homes and businesses in 39 states. About 44,000 homes would benefit on tribal lands across the country.


The Federal Communications Commission has proposed giving rural Native American tribes a priority filing window for licenses that could expand internet access on their land.

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The Federal Communications Commission has allocated more than $20 million to expand broadband internet on tribal lands in Arizona. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.