Heinrich Highlights Efforts To Increase High-Speed Internet For Native Students; Discusses Protections For Native Agriculture With Tesuque Pueblo Leaders
, 2023-01-18 17:36:53,
US Senate news:
SANTA FE — During a visit to the Santa Fe Indian School (SFIS) on Tuesday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrichs (D-N.M.) highlighted a $57,298,683 federal investment that helped secure the school through the Infrastructure Act.
This funding will create more opportunities for tribal students by connecting them to high speed internet. The Infrastructure Act has already provided a total $146,987,149 To help tribes in New Mexico deploy broadband infrastructure.
“Expanding high-speed Internet access is one of the safest ways to improve education and health outcomes, enhance economic development, and enhance public safety,” said Heinrich. “With the Infrastructure Act that pumped $2 billion into the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, we are creating opportunity for tribes by making these essential services more widely available.”
Senator Heinrich is bipartisan Tribal Communication Act To make it easier for tribes to secure high-speed Internet access in Aboriginal-owned libraries and public institutions.
- US Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.);
- Kimbal Sikauptiwa, Tribal Broadband Connectivity Project Manager, SFIS;
- Kristi Abita, SFIS Superintendent;
- Kevin Shendo, James People’s Library; And
- Kevin Lewis, IT Coordinator at SFIS.
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