A $4.1 million grant from the Federal Communications Commission has allowed the Northern Arapaho-owned company Wind River Internet to begin a broadband expansion project on the reservation. During a visit this week, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai had the opportunity to see the project's progress firsthand. Pai spent Tuesday morning meeting with Northern Arapaho tribal leaders and touring neighborhoods that have benefited from the expansion. During a visit to the Mill Creek housing cluster in Ethete, Pai spoke about the challenges of staying viable as a small internet provider in a rural place. "[Wind River Internet] is doing incredible work, because they've got to work against the odds," Pai said. "Obviously with sparser populations, with geographic and...
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FCC Chairman Checks In On Broadband Expansion During Wind River Visit