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$500K Grant to Comanche Nation to Expand High-Speed Internet Access

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Today, Comanche Nation was awarded $500,000 from the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP). The program is run by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All initiative.

  • Comanche Nation is one of 12 tribes receiving funding totaling $5,841,477.13 as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program.  
    • This project is a Planning, Engineering, Feasibility, and Sustainability Study designed to complement a shovel-ready project for future funding.  The planning study expects to bring 25% design readiness for future funding where final design and construction will be undertaken. 
  • With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, these new grants bring the total of the program to over $1.76 billion awarded to 147 Tribal entities.
  • These record investments in high-speed internet deployment are a key part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.    

Matt Pinnell, Lieutenant Governor, Oklahoma   

"I am thrilled that the Comanche Nation was awarded the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program grant to advance broadband expansion. Broadband is essential to economic development and one of the most critical infrastructure challenges of our time. The Comanche Nation's project will help expand Internet access in Oklahoma, providing crucial opportunities and economic development to our communities."

George Tahdooahnippah, Comanche Nation CEO Numunu Holdings on behalf of the Comanche Nation and Comanche Nation Enterprises Inc.

“The benefits would be invaluable to our people. From language revitalization to online classes for tribal members, high-speed Internet would be for the betterment of the Comanche Nation.”


About the National Telecommunications and Information Administration    

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch agency that advises the President on telecommunications and information policy issues. NTIA’s programs and policymaking focus largely on expanding broadband Internet access and adoption in America, expanding the use of spectrum by all users, advancing public safety communications, and ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth.

Last Modified on Jul 25, 2023
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