Empowering Tribal Communities with Digital Strength and Sovereignty

NOW is the time to act. The federal government recently allocated $42.5 billion from the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories. These funds will be used to deploy affordable broadband networks to ensure access to reliable, high-speed internet for all.

Contact us at 1-833-TRBLRDY (1-833-872-5739) to see how we can help you secure the funding your community deserves!

Tribal Ready

Who We Are

Tribal Nations need access to information, communication, collaboration, and other resources to ensure their communities receive the state and federal funding and cooperation they deserve. Tribal Ready — a Native-owned and -governed company — was formed to help facilitate the gathering of data that accurately represents the broadband needs of Indian Country. 

“Time is running out. Get the Tribal Broadband Grant tools and resources you need, from a Native-owned company.”

Joe Valandra

Chairman & CEO

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Gerad is former director of corporate affairs for the Afognak Native Corp., a former senior adviser to Alaska Governor Bill Walker on intergovernmental and rural business affairs, and president of Alutiiq Consulting. He has held several board positions with Alaska Native and business groups.

Gerad is former director of corporate affairs for the Afognak Native Corp., a former senior adviser to Alaska Governor Bill Walker on intergovernmental and rural business affairs, and president of Alutiiq Consulting. He has held several board positions with Alaska Native and business groups.

Don't miss our COO & President, Adam Geisler, who will be on the panel, "Why is now the right time in Alaska and what is the state of connectivity in Alaska?" TOMORROW at 1:50PM (AKST). @alaska_forum #TribalReady2024

Don`t miss our COO & President, Adam Geisler, who will be on the panel, "Why is now the right time in Alaska and what is the state of connectivity in Alaska?" TOMORROW at 1:50PM (AKST). @alaska_forum #TribalReady2024

Are you attending the @alaska_forum? Tribal Ready CEO & Chairman, Joe Valandra, will be moderating a Fireside Chat on Tuesday, February 6 at 3PM. The topic is “What are the options for solutions that are currently available to satisfy the unmet needs in Alaska?” 

See you there!

#TribalReady2024

Are you attending the @alaska_forum? Tribal Ready CEO & Chairman, Joe Valandra, will be moderating a Fireside Chat on Tuesday, February 6 at 3PM. The topic is “What are the options for solutions that are currently available to satisfy the unmet needs in Alaska?”

See you there!

#TribalReady2024

Applications from the Alaska Denali Commission are being accepted for infrastructure development including rural projects in broadband, energy, healthcare and more! Contact grants@tribalready.com today to learn more.

Applications from the Alaska Denali Commission are being accepted for infrastructure development including rural projects in broadband, energy, healthcare and more! Contact grants@tribalready.com today to learn more.

From February 5-9, Tribal Ready will attend the 2024 Alaska Forum on Environment at the Dena’ina Center in AK. 

See you there! 

#TribalReady2024 #EmpoweringNatives

From February 5-9, Tribal Ready will attend the 2024 Alaska Forum on Environment at the Dena’ina Center in AK.

See you there!

#TribalReady2024 #EmpoweringNatives

Hallie has over two decades of advanced executive experience, including logistics and international trade director for the Anchorage Economic Development Corp. Most recently, she was executive director for Alaska Native Village Corporation Association, a nonprofit that represented 177 Alaska native entities. Hallie is now the Director of Network Services at Tribal Ready.

Hallie has over two decades of advanced executive experience, including logistics and international trade director for the Anchorage Economic Development Corp. Most recently, she was executive director for Alaska Native Village Corporation Association, a nonprofit that represented 177 Alaska native entities. Hallie is now the Director of Network Services at Tribal Ready.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture just extended the deadline for the Community Connects Grant program to February 20, 2024! Don't miss your chance to access this critical funding for your Tribal community. Contact grants@tribalready.com for more information today.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture just extended the deadline for the Community Connects Grant program to February 20, 2024! Don`t miss your chance to access this critical funding for your Tribal community. Contact grants@tribalready.com for more information today.

Tribal Ready is proud to share that its President and COO, Adam Geisler, has been announced as a new board member of the Schools, Health and Libraries Coalition. The Coalition is one of the leading organizations advocating for open, affordable broadband for community anchor institutions. Congratulations to Adam and the rest of the new board members!

Tribal Ready is proud to share that its President and COO, Adam Geisler, has been announced as a new board member of the Schools, Health and Libraries Coalition. The Coalition is one of the leading organizations advocating for open, affordable broadband for community anchor institutions. Congratulations to Adam and the rest of the new board members!

Digital Divide

The Issue

High-speed broadband is a means to an end, providing access to world-class economic development, education, healthcare, and other resources. It has immense economic and workforce impacts. 

The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program provides $42.5 billion to expand high-speed internet access by funding planning, infrastructure deployment, and adoption programs in all 50 states. 

BEAD funding is available at the state level for unserved communities and individuals. The National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) allocates the funds to the states, primarily using a map created by the FCC known as the Fabric.

The Challenges

In a pre-production draft of the Fabric, analysis indicates that the location data may need to be corrected in 70 percent of cases in rural areas, either by omission or error.

Many Indian Country is left out by either incorrectly labeling areas as “served” or simply omitting data points.

Indian Country could lose out on up to $5 billion in funding it should receive from the BEAD program if the data were accurate. 

Currently, Indian Country does not uniformly have access to the data required to advocate for inclusion in each state’s BEAD funding allocation process. If accurate data is not obtained, Indian Country will likely be left behind again for the bulk of broadband funding.

Why Choose Us?

We Have The Solution

Tribal Ready has created a Virtual Tribal Broadband Office (VTBO) to help Tribes gather empirical proof demonstrating the need for expanded broadband service in unserved and underserved areas of Indian Country.

Click here to find out what we’re doing to bridge the divide.

What's At The Root of Tribal Ready

Our Core Values

Sovereignty

We believe in Natives controlling their destiny, including the right to own and govern the collection, use, and sharing of data related to tribal citizens, programs, and lands.

We believe in the history, character, strength, and values inherent in Native Nations. We believe the capabilities, relationships, trust, and expertise inherent in Indian County are powerful. 

We are deeply committed to hard work and determination leading to the creation of expanding opportunities for all Natives.

We will ensure that Tribal Nations control their data to protect their values, culture, and laws.

We have years of expertise in designing and delivering communications networks to unserved and underserved areas of the country. We are knowledgeable advocates with a personal interest in the future of Indian Country. 

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