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The companies will combine resources to help address the digital divide in Indian Country

Washington, D.C. – Today, Tribal Ready, a Native American-owned-and-governed company with decades of experience in communication network design and delivery to unserved and underserved areas, announces its partnership with Nokia to collaborate and share resources in securing broadband across Indian Country.

Nokia is a technology innovation leader in networking with a mission to bring people together to realize the potential of digital in every community. Together, Nokia and Tribal Ready will help bring broadband to the unserved and underserved parts of Indian Country.

“Tribal Ready is excited to embark on this significant partnership with Nokia,” said Joe Valandra, CEO of Tribal Ready. “Getting Tribes access to broadband has never been more important, and with deadlines for grants and broadband funding coming up, we are confident that this partnership will help Tribal Ready amplify its message and Nokia obtain its goal to maximize digital connection for all.”

Tribal Ready has been helping Native American communities access broadband funding through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. However, because the BEAD funding distribution is dependent on the inaccurate FCC Fabric map, Tribal Ready utilizes its Tribal Virtual Broadband Office to collect accurate data. This helps Tribes advocate for the appropriate funding they deserve….

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