FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to visit PLG client Northern Arapaho Tribal Industries on Wind River Reservation on February 11, 2020

On February 11, 2020, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will tour the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming and meet with our client Northern Arapaho Tribal Industries (dba Wind River Internet) and with senior Tribal representatives.  Doug Bonner and Katherine Barker Marshall have represented Northern Arapaho since January 2018 to help its telecom provider Wind River Internet obtain FCC eligible telecommunications provider status and secure $4.1 Million of Connect America Fund broadband funding support that was awarded in an FCC administered reverse auction.

This is one of the largest awards of broadband support ever for a Tribal provider serving Tribal areas in the U.S.  Wyoming Public Radio and Native Business Magazine have covered this award and Chairman Pai’s emphasis of Tribal and other rural broadband deployment in the following stories:

Super Speedy Internet Coming Soon To The Wind River Reservation