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Building Broadband Commons tools for planners and communities

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This book is a practical guide to designing and building wireless networks in local communities written by subject matter experts who have vast experience in deploying wireless networks in the […]

Wireless internet 101

The Institute for Local Self Reliance has made this over view on the basics of wireless:

Fiber Optic Association Reference Guide

The Fiber Optic Association (FOA) has developed a guidebook on Fiber optics and premises cabling. If you are interested in receiving a copy of this book please contact us via […]

How Broadband Infrastructure Gets Built

For a look at logistical, legal, and other requirements that govern deployment of internet equipment see the following fact sheet.

Tribal Broadband Bootcamp Virtual Session two Fiber and Internet Primer (1-13-2023)

This video discusses the basics of Internet access technologies, how networks transmit data, IP Addressing, and an introduction to planning fiber optic networks.

Tribal Broadband Bootcamp Virtual Intro and basics session one (1-6-2023)

This video discusses what the Bootcamp is, what we want to accomplish, and covers some basics of fiber optics, digital equity, and what the Internet.

Selecting bids for RFPs advice from Shoalwater Bay

A request for proposal (RFP) is a business document that announces a project, describes it, and solicits bids from qualified contractors to complete it. Some tribes prefer to launch their projects […]

Build America, Buy America (BABA) Act

This resource provides important information about BABA Act requirements, guidance documents on the waiver and comment process, and the full list of USDA waiver requests. If you use USDA funds […]

Tower Climbing safety videos

Here you can find some tower safety videos on how to insure your tower technicians are working safely. For more videos on tower safety, click here.

IP addressing tools

The following tools can aid you while assigning IP addresses: The IP Subnet Mask Calculator enables subnet network calculations using network class, IP address, subnet mask, subnet bits, mask bits, maximum […]

Tribal Broadband Bootcamp 03 Virtual Session 2 - IP Addressing and Fiber

This virtual training video discusses some basics of IP addressing and then moves into a discussion about planning for a fiber network.

Tribal Broadband Bootcamp 03 Virtual Session 1 - Introduction and Internet Basics

This training video from the Tribal Broadband Bootcamp provides basic internet information.

Millennium Geospatial Design Guide

For information on Cable Sizing and Routing, Slack Loops , Conduit and Underground Structures, Strand and Aerial Placement, Splicing and Fiber Assignments, Multiport Service Terminal (MST), Aerial Drops, Underground Drops, […]

Fiber Optic Project 101

Why Fiber Optic Networks are Preferred •Virtually unlimited speed, limited only by the equipment you place on the ends of the fiber •Can carry signals for long distances –Undersea fiber […]

Fiber Optic Testing Tools

•The visual fault locator is required and they are cheap.  It is tone and trace for fiber. •The light source and power meter aren’t required, but are useful as it […]

IP Addressing Routing
Fiber splicing

Fiber Optic Splicing •Fiber optic cable is spliced one optical fiber at a time •Recommended technique is to fusion splice fiber –Fusion splicing melts two ends of bare optical fibers […]

Wireless Networking in the Developing World

“This book is a practical guide to designing and building wireless networks in local communities, enhancing lives through improved communication, access to information for educational, social and economic growth. Its […]

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