DIGITALLY CONNECTING COMMUNITIES
Creating Tribally-owned and operated broadband and wireless services.
Tribal Communications, LLC (TC) is a Native Owned consulting group with extensive experience evaluating and partnering with internet service providers (ISP).
TC supports Tribal commitments to self-determination by assisting in building Tribally-owned infrastructure. TC specializes in identifying government-sponsored financial programs geared towards infrastructure and broadband services, installing future-proof networks that can be easily maintained, and providing access to ISP partnership opportunities. TC creates custom broadband solutions based on related experience and industry best practices. In addition, TC will assist with helping to ensure an excellent customer experience for all Tribal members and surrounding communities subscribing to your broadband services.
The TC team has extensive technical expertise - from radio frequency engineering, broadband network design and implementation to operational management, central office transformations, network maintenance as well as training and workforce development. Our technical team has more than 100 years of combined experience in the evolving industry of telecommunications. The TC team represents know-how in multiple areas of broadband planning & deployment and is accustomed to leveraging new technologies to bring quality service to our clients. The common threads link our team’s varying backgrounds in the wide field of telecom experience in rural broadband deployments and our mission & vision for Indian Country.
A partnership with TC is designed to result in Tribal ownership of an advanced telecom network, job opportunities for Tribal members, and a friendly advocate for the cultivation of opportunities derived from your advanced telecom network.
TC understands there is a need for a robust connectivity solution for all Tribal communities.
TC vision supports the need to develop a long-term, sustainable, and effective broadband infrastructure on Tribal lands. Access to reliable and fast broadband and wireless services is key to the Tribe's dedication to education, economic development, and innovative healthcare options.
BROADBAND FUNDING UPDATES
Check out just some of our funding resources for getting your project financed.
The Tribal Community Broadband Kit will allow tribes to establish their connectivity data and profiles.
Check out current articles from the broadband community.
We offer a multitude of services to fit your needs. Check out some of our specialities and let us know if there's any other service you might need.
Operational Management Planning and Prepare Business Plans, payback periods/ROI models for infrastructure projects.
Help secure access to funding from State, Federal, and other entities to help subsidize buildout and operation costs.
Network Operation and Support Services. Provide Tier I-III support for network troubleshooting.
Provide training and education for local tribal members wanting to work in their communities or across the country with TC.
Provide consul for all telecom projects on tribal lands geared towards local, tribal communities.
Broker access to backhaul to support local networks. Access to group buying power for buildouts.
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES OFFERED:
Access to professional engineers (PEs) for consultation and certification services for projects
Permitting and approvals
Access to experienced construction crews for both wireless and fiber projects
In the works – drone surveying for Telecommunications projects, geographical reasons, Oil/Gas, and Farming.
Why should your community create an ISP?
With broadband, there is no one size fits all solution, however, local ownership of the network should be a goal for most communities. The digital divide in our nation comes down to two main factors; economics and geographical scale. Rural and underserved communities are costly to serve and maintain for large ISPs which does not provide much incentive for them to cover those communities.
The solution to the digital divide in underserved communities is locally owned and served ISPs.