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Two-year project will connect tribal households to critical services and resources
Kajeet®, a leading wireless connectivity and device management provider for education, government, and enterprise markets, is proud to announce a transformative partnership to build a hybrid fiber and wireless network for the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. This deal aims to bridge the digital divide and empower the tribe through delivering reliable internet access to hundreds of residents while laying the foundation for a future-proof and scalable network infrastructure, enabling residents to connect, communicate, and thrive in the digital age.
Kajeet's extensive experience in wireless connectivity, along with its commitment to bridging the digital divide, aligns with the goals of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. According to Durell Cooper, tribal chair for the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma, “Expanding our residents' access to educational resources, telehealth services, e-commerce opportunities, and remote work capabilities will help foster innovation and economic development within our community. The Kajeet team shares our belief that connectivity provides opportunities for our members to thrive.”
The multi-phased project is expected to last two years and is funded by a grant awarded to the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP), a $3 billion grant program for tribal governments to bring high-speed internet to tribal lands. It supports telehealth, distance learning, affordability, and digital inclusion initiatives.
"We are honored to partner with the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma to deliver broadband connectivity to their tribal lands," said Derrick Frost, senior vice president of Private Networks at Kajeet. "Access to reliable internet services is vital in today's interconnected world, and we are committed to promoting digital equity. This collaboration will empower their community, providing them with the tools and opportunities necessary for continued success."
Kajeet Private Wireless solutions include complete turnkey services for customers. Projects include grant application assistance, environmental studies, design and RF planning, installation, and management-as-a-service once the system is operational. Kajeet takes special care to include Native nations throughout the process to create workforce opportunities while developing skill sets in advanced technology for members.
For more information about Kajeet's private network initiatives and solutions, please visit: kajeet.com/private-wireless-networks
Kajeet provides optimized IoT connectivity, software, and hardware solutions that deliver safe, reliable, and controlled internet connectivity to businesses, schools, districts, state and local governments, and IoT solution providers. With a proven track record since 2003, Kajeet has connected over a million devices worldwide, offering private network solutions and an IoT management platform, Sentinel, that provides real-time data usage visibility, policy control management, custom content filters for added security, and multi-network flexibility.