FCC Tribal Workshop in Ferndale, Washington
The FCC workshop on July 12-13, 2023, included:
- A listening session inviting Tribal comment on current FCC initiatives to promote equal access to broadband and prevent digital discrimination.
- Presentations on the Universal Service Fund and FCC programs that support the deployment of communications infrastructure and services in Tribal communities.
- An overview of the FCC’s Native Nations Communications Task Force.
- A half-day training session on the second day of the workshop on the Broadband Data Collection and broadband map, and an overview of working with the FCC.
Host Tribe: Lummi Nation
Location: Silver Reef Casino Resort, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, WA 98248
Dates: Wednesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 13, 2023
Time: Wednesday, July 12 (all day) and Thursday, July 13 (9:00 am-noon)
Tribal workshops are designed to provide information that will help Tribal Nations identify and evaluate opportunities to develop more robust broadband infrastructure and services in Tribal communities. They are also designed to provide information about the FCC and how it conducts its regulatory responsibilities, and to encourage Tribal participation in the regulatory process. Tribal leaders, Tribal IT managers, government and community planners and managers, Tribal enterprise specialists, and representatives of Tribal social service agencies, schools, and libraries are all persons who should consider attending this event.
Questions about the workshop may be directed to the Office of Native Affairs and Policy: Lloyd Collier, Attorney Advisor, Lloyd.Collier@fcc.gov or Derik Goatson, Attorney Advisor, Derik.Goatson@fcc.gov.