Challenges and policy implication of bridging the digital divide for native American Tribes:A community resilience approach

Despite continuous development, Native American tribes face a digital divide with limited access to high-speed Internet. It affects communities’ resilience and ability to adapt, grow, restructure, and thrive in the changing social and economic environment. This paper analyzes the complex process of broadband installation in Native American communities, the opportunities and challenges it creates, and its impact on community resilience. This paper asks what effective community resilience practices support the installation and sustainability of broadband in Native American communities.