A message from the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs:
This two-day Summit will bring together Tribes and Alaska Native corporations, private
industry, federal agencies, and other stakeholders for a solution-focused discussion on bridging
the broadband connectivity gap in Indian Country. The Summit is being planned by the
Department in collaboration with the Department of Education (ED) and the Institute of Museum
and Library Services (IMLS). This event highlights the Trump Administration’s effort to
promote better access to broadband internet service to rural Americans.
On Monday, September 23, and Tuesday, September 24, Tribal and Alaska Native corporation
leaders will join representatives of Native enterprises; schools and school districts serving underconnected
Native students; Tribal libraries, museums, and cultural centers; private sector; and
federal program managers and policymakers for a series of panel discussions and breakout
The Summit aims to build capacity among Tribal communities to support broadband deployment
and adoption and identify new opportunities for private sector investment in broadband.
Sessions will focus on topics including: Funding Broadband Infrastructure, Connectivity
Solutions, Planning and Implementation, Community Engagement & Partnerships, Leveraging
Technology for Social and Economic Well-being, and Protecting & Preserving Culture.
We hope you can join us on September 23-24, 2019, in our effort to find solutions that will
Expand Opportunity, Access and Connectivity in Indian Country.
Additional logistical details will be shared for those who confirm attendance by registering for the Summit at:
If you have any questions, please contact the Planning Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.