Navajo Nation Builds More Broadband Towers

By Laurel Morales
Published: Friday, November 13, 2020 - 1:25pm

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The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority is using $47 million of its CARES Act dollars to build more broadband towers.

Navajo leaders met in Chinle this week to celebrate the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority’s plans to build more than a hundred broadband towers across the tribal nation. NTUA’s Velena Tsosie spoke to the group.

“This is what our community needs,” Tsosie said. “It’s fulfillment for our children our future. It’s long term, it’s going to stay here. And we’re only going to get better with this technology in our communities.”

The tribe is spending $47 million of its CARES Act dollars on these towers. 

The FCC estimates more than a third of people living on tribal lands don’t have access to high-speed internet.