Karuk and Yurok Tribes to Build Rural Broadband Network in Humboldt

A joint collaboration between the Karuk and Yurok Tribe will provide broadband and Internet access to rural communities in Humboldt County in Northern California.

The California Public Utility Commission has awarded the Karuk Tribe $6,602,422 from the California Advanced Services Fund to install 82.3 miles of fiber optic cable in the area, reported the nativenewsnetwork.com. The project, the Klamath River Rural Broadband Initiative, will significantly benefit community services including health care facilities, schools, rural fire camps, fire stations, public safety installations, and various state, federal and tribal government offices.

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/10/18/karuk-tribe-wins-66-million-introduce-broadband-remote-county-california-151815


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