Apache Tribe of Oklahoma Initiates Partnership To Deliver Broadband

ANADARKO, OK – The Apache Tribe of Oklahoma has partnered with Kajeet to build a hybrid fiber and wireless network. The deal aims to bridge the digital divide and empower the tribe through delivering reliable internet access to hundreds of residents while laying the foundation for a future-proof and scalable network infrastructure, enabling residents to connect, communicate, and thrive in the digital age.

“Expanding our residents’ access to educational resources, telehealth services, e-commerce opportunities, and remote work capabilities will help foster innovation and economic development within our community,” said Durell Cooper, Tribal Chair for the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. “The Kajeet team shares our belief that connectivity provides opportunities for our members to thrive.”

The multi-phased project is expected to last two years and is funded by a grant awarded to the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP), a $3 billion grant program for tribal governments to bring high-speed internet to tribal lands. It supports telehealth, distance learning, affordability, and digital inclusion initiatives.