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Thursday, July 17, 2003


"Squaxin tribe prepares to embrace broadband"

"Squaxin tribe prepares to embrace broadband"

"A new world -- in the form of the high-speed, high-powered Internet -- is coming to the Squaxin Island tribe.

Broadband Internet will bring residents of the tribe a faster connection to the outside world. It's a connection that brings the possibilities of a better education for children. But it's also a connection many tribal members hope won't lead to the fading away of their culture and traditions. The $735,250 Rural Utilities Service Broadband Program grant will pay Hood Canal Communications to provide the more than 100 tribal homes with high-speed Internet, cable TV and telephone access ..."

Long article on the tribe's broadband plans.


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