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FCC Tribal Workshop at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Billings, MT

11:00 am - 6:30 pm EDT
Billings, MT

Dates and Times: July 24, 2024, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM MDT (11:00 AM – 6:30 PM EDT) | July 25, 2024, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM MDT (11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT)

Host: The Federal Communications Commission – Office of Native Affairs and Policy and Broadband Data Task Force

Location: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Billings, Montana; 27 N. 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101

ONAP Tribal Workshop – Includes Special Focus on Broadband Data and Mapping

This event is designed to provide information that will help Tribal Nations identify and evaluate opportunities to develop more robust broadband infrastructure and services in Tribal communities. The workshop will provide information about FCC policies and programs to address the lack of adequate communications services on Tribal lands nationwide. Tribal government leaders, Tribal service provider and 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.

Expected FCC Workshop Sessions:

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • ONAP Updates and Overview on How to Participate in FCC Proceedings
  • Location (Fabric) Basics and Improvements
  • How to Submit Location Challenges
  • A Panel from the Field: How Tribes, Vendors, and Tribal Providers Are Contributing to the National Broadband Map

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

  • Lunch (on your own)

1:30 PM-4:30 PM

  • Federal Agency Coordination of Broadband Programs and Funding – Representatives from NTIA, USDA and FCC
  • How to File Broadband Availability Challenges
  • Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) - Updates

Thursday, July 25, 2024 (all times are MDT)

9:15 AM-12:00 PM

  • ONAP Welcome and Review of Previous Day's Session
  • Provider Reporting for Broadband Data Collection
  • Planning from the Start: How to Incorporate Reporting Requirements in Broadband Network Design Plans

Registration for this event is free. To register for the workshop, visit ONAP’s event registration page and submit the requested information. ONAP staff will confirm your registration and provide additional event details by email from Tribal.Events@fcc.gov.