Tribal nations need access to information, communication, collaboration, and other resources to ensure that 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.

Broadband funding is allocated the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA), primarily by using a map created by the FCC known as the Fabric. Much of Indian Country is left out by either incorrectly labeling the area as “served” or simply omitting data points.

To help accurately represent the broadband needs in tribal nations, Tribal Ready provides detailed mapping, data collection, and analysis for the purpose of accurately representing broadband access in a specific region or community.

Tribal Ready will prepare data in accordance with the requirements of the FCC’s Broadband Data Collection Program.

Why Tribal Ready?

Data sovereignty is one of our core values. The data we collect on behalf of our tribal clients is owned by the tribe and is used to strengthen understanding and provide valuable insights and statistics.

This means ensuring that tribal nations have control over how their data is collected, stored, and used, in a way that is consistent with their values, culture, and laws.

We use this data to develop a customized strategic plan that will help you secure a reliable and future-proof broadband infrastructure that meets your connectivity needs.

Tribal Ready also provides these additional services:

  • Broadband Deployment support
  • Operation support as an Internet Service Provider (ISP), Network Operations Center (NOC), and Data Centers
  • Advocacy & liaison to state broadband office
  • Grant writing and project management
  • Virtual Tribal Broadband Office & Data Collection