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July 29, 2019

Lack of broadband puts tribal, rural areas ‘in jeopardy’

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By Miranda Faulkner, EA Courier
The Havasupai tribe is falling behind in education, health and emergency needs because, like many rural communities, it lacks affordable, reliable and high-speed broadband, a tribal councilwoman told a House committee Thursday. Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss was one of several witnesses who said rural areas are “in jeopardy” of being left behind without the high-speed internet access of broadband, which is used for everything from telemedicine to distance learning to up-to-the-minute market reports for farmers. “Community members can better their lives and their education through future broadband expansion,” Watahomigie-Corliss said in testimony prepared for a House Agriculture subcommittee.

https://www.eacourier.com/free-access/lack-of-broadband-puts-tribal-rural-areas-in-jeopardy/article_dd74d508-aa44-11e9-94a7-f37b39843d58.html

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