Briefing paper

A broadband imperative: equitable opportunity for tribal communities through libraries

Indigenous peoples Broadband Libraries Rural and remote communities United States of America

One in every 4 rural Americans is unable to connect at home. Even starker, nearly 7 in every 10 residents on rural tribal lands remain without access to fixed high-capacity broadband and are cut off from educational and economic opportunities. Broadband is essential for learning, working, and daily life overall. Correcting poor broadband across Indian Country is a national imperative.

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