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Tribal Broadband Bootcamp


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Tribal Broadband Bootcamp

The Tribal Broadband Bootcamps, which have worked with 20 Tribes and more than 100 participants over the past 2 years, offering hands-on training in wireless and fiber-optic networks, will continue in […]

A Foundation for the Future of Digital Equity Work – Community Broadband Bits Podcast

On the podcast, Christopher is joined by Pamela Rosales (Training and Community Engagement Manager, National Digital Inclusion Alliance) and Davida Delmar (Digital Inclusion Manager, Amerind). Pamela and Davida talk about their digital […]

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 […]

Navigating the invoice process

This resource is apart of the E-rate training and goes over the process of invoicing. In this resource you can find:• Invoice Methods• Before You Begin• BEAR and SPI Video […]

How to get certified to be a tower climber

Here is an example of one way to obtain tower climbing certification.

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.

Roof installation safety video

Here you can find a short video on rooftop installation safety.

Fixed Broadband Deployment Data from FCC Form 477

All facilities-based broadband providers are required to file data with the FCC twice a year (Form 477) on where they offer Internet access service at speeds exceeding 200 kbps in at […]

Troubleshooting for customers

Internet outages are frustrating for everyone. Here you can find a document that will help customers troubleshoot outages at home:

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 […]

Cable Testing using RJ45/RJ11
Fiber Optic Association Reference Guide

This is the FOA's Guide To Fiber Optics & Premises Cabling. It includes almost a thousand pages of materials created by the FOA covering the basics to advanced topics on […]

Roadmap to planning a community broadband

This resource from Broadband USA, provides planning steps to create a community broadband roadmap. The intention of this resource is to help communities expand broadband access locally. It aims to […]

Example of membership agreement

An example of a network membership agreement follows, this document can be customizable by inserting relevant information.

2021 Tribal Wireless Bootcamp: Technical Skills (Session 4)

This session network planning and the process of getting a network running.

2022 Tribal Broadband Bootcamp: Workforce training (Session 5)

This session discusses lessons from NYC Mesh, a volunteer org that had to tackle running a network on a budget and training a volunteer workforce efficiently.

2022 Tribal Broadband Bootcamp (Session 1)

This session discusses the practices of running a network, the challenges of managing a networks, tribal projects, and available resources. Supporting resources (7 video playlist):

IP subnet calculator

This Subnet Mask Calculator enables subnet network calculations using network class, IP address, subnet mask, subnet bits, mask bits, maximum required IP subnets and maximum required hosts per subnet.

Relay Specs

Here you can find a simple 3 page summary on how to do a basic relay setup from Althea networks.

Troubleshooting Devices

For 7 ways to troubleshoot, click here. Network Troubleshooting Tools Every IT Pro Should Know Five Simple Troubleshooting Steps for Your Industrial Wireless Network