OWASSOOk so. , April 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — coreNOC, Inc., a leader in the deployment of 5G telecommunications equipment, announced that it has entered into a strategic advisory agreement with the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit and Haida). coreNOC, Inc., a Native American-owned company, understands the challenges and struggles of Indian tribes across North America face because of the existing digital divide.
Earlier this year, Tlingit and Haida collected responses to two broadband surveys that highlighted the critical need for better broadband in rural areas. Southeast Alaska communities. Many communities still lack the connectivity needed to access health care, education, remote employment opportunities and business resources.
Since 2019, Tlingit and Haida have been working with Southeast Alaska village tribes to obtain mid-band spectrum licenses. They created a comprehensive plan to bring broadband to 10,000 people in Southeast Alaska who currently have limited or no access in their area. Recently, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) issued the broadband license for the deployment. Funding was secured for a pilot project in Wrangell, Alaskawhich will be completed as part of their new Tidal Network department which will focus on extending fixed wireless internet service to provide broadband services to the community.
“The core and sole purpose of the work we do as part of Tidal Network is to ensure reliable internet to our underserved rural communities in Southeast Alaska“, said the director of development go ware.
“We are committed to helping our communities get the high-speed Internet access they deserve,” said President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson. “The disparity and lack of reliable internet in our rural communities is evident and it is essential that our villages are not left behind in the digital age. I would like to thank the second vice president Will Micklin for his many years of advocacy and work to achieve better broadband access for our people and communities. »
“coreNOC, Inc is honored to be selected as a strategic consulting partner to help deploy a state-of-the-art broadband network. Our years of experience in launching new telecommunications markets is a perfect fit for our new partners. We will leverage our industry expertise to bring broadband services to those who currently have few or no broadband options.” Said Johnie Johnson, CEO, coreNOC, Inc.