NPM Policy Positions and Research by Loris Taylor
33 Native Public Radio Stations South Dakota Washington Wisconsin Wyoming Montana New Mexico North Dakota Oregon Alaska ...
Media Ownership for 563 Native Nations <ul><li>MPR Photo/Tom Robertson </li></ul>2007 NCE window 37 Tribes 51 new license...
Native Public Media <ul><li>Initial Results of Blueprint Project IT Infrastructure Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Positio...
What is the Blueprint Survey and Why is it Important? <ul><li>The first comprehensive assessment of media and internet te...
Participant Demographics <ul><li>Respondents </li></ul><ul><li>From 58 Tribes living in 22 states. </li></ul><ul><li>Comp...
Where do you use your computer? Did you use the internet yesterday? How long have you used the internet?
About how often do you use the internet or email? What gadgets are you using? How does the computer you use at home connec...
Who are the Internet Service Providers in your community? What to you pay for Internet access at home?
Examples of Internet Use <ul><li>Maps/ driving directions </li></ul><ul><li>Buy a Product </li></ul><ul><li>Financial In...
Summary of Blueprint Survey <ul><li>Preliminary Findings: </li></ul><ul><li>Survey is most comprehensive assessment of Ind...
NPM Policy Positions: Broadband <ul><li>NPM Supports </li></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous open broadband for everyone; </li></ul...
NPM Policy Positions: Broadband <ul><li>NPM Supports </li></ul><ul><li>A thorough analysis of affordability for Tribal re...
NPM Policy Positions: Broadband <ul><li>NPM Supports </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband service provided by Tribal companies or...
NPM Policy Positions: Broadband <ul><li>NPM Supports </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring opportunities involving dark fiber on Tr...
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Native Public Media Presentation 8.10.09

Midwest Rural Assembly August 10, 2009 Broadband and Rural Communities presented by Loris Taylor
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: News & Politics      Education      Business      
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Transcripts - Native Public Media Presentation 8.10.09

  • 1. NPM Policy Positions and Research by Loris Taylor
  • 2. 33 Native Public Radio Stations South Dakota Washington Wisconsin Wyoming Montana New Mexico North Dakota Oregon Alaska Arizona California Colorado
  • 3. Media Ownership for 563 Native Nations <ul><li>MPR Photo/Tom Robertson </li></ul>2007 NCE window 37 Tribes 51 new license applications 35 new construction permits
  • 4. Native Public Media <ul><li>Initial Results of Blueprint Project IT Infrastructure Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Positions </li></ul>
  • 5. What is the Blueprint Survey and Why is it Important? <ul><li>The first comprehensive assessment of media and internet technology in Indian Country. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides much needed data. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a “snapshot” of what services exist in Indian Country. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates need. </li></ul>
  • 6. Participant Demographics <ul><li>Respondents </li></ul><ul><li>From 58 Tribes living in 22 states. </li></ul><ul><li>Completed 86 surveys to-date. </li></ul><ul><li>Young adult to elderly. </li></ul><ul><li>Spanned a variety of educational backgrounds. </li></ul><ul><li>Ranged from retired, to part-time to full-time. Most were employed full time. </li></ul>
  • 7. Where do you use your computer? Did you use the internet yesterday? How long have you used the internet?
  • 8. About how often do you use the internet or email? What gadgets are you using? How does the computer you use at home connect to the Internet?
  • 9. Who are the Internet Service Providers in your community? What to you pay for Internet access at home?
  • 10. Examples of Internet Use <ul><li>Maps/ driving directions </li></ul><ul><li>Buy a Product </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Info </li></ul><ul><li>Surf </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Policy research </li></ul><ul><li>IM </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search </li></ul>
  • 11. Summary of Blueprint Survey <ul><li>Preliminary Findings: </li></ul><ul><li>Survey is most comprehensive assessment of Indian Country. </li></ul><ul><li>Further research is needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Tribal members on Tribal land are charged more for their Internet Services than the national average. </li></ul><ul><li>Tribal members are “digital Natives” but that doesn’t mean that broadband access is widely available on Tribal lands.  </li></ul><ul><li>Tribal members are extremely tech savvy, utilizing technology at higher rates than national norms. </li></ul>
  • 12. NPM Policy Positions: Broadband <ul><li>NPM Supports </li></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous open broadband for everyone; </li></ul><ul><li>Net Neutrality policies that favor the pubic interest; </li></ul><ul><li>An 80%increase in broadband penetration on Native American homelands within five years; </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable Internet access. </li></ul>
  • 13. NPM Policy Positions: Broadband <ul><li>NPM Supports </li></ul><ul><li>A thorough analysis of affordability for Tribal residents. </li></ul><ul><li>Federal investments in community-based broadband. </li></ul><ul><li>Tribal-based ownership of broadband infrastructure and services. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced data collection procedures regarding the state of broadband deployment in Indian Country. </li></ul>
  • 14. NPM Policy Positions: Broadband <ul><li>NPM Supports </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband service provided by Tribal companies or through public-private partnerships emphasizing local control. </li></ul><ul><li>A thorough review of commercial and government spectrum holdings to identify bands that could be opened for use specifically on Tribal lands. </li></ul>
  • 15. NPM Policy Positions: Broadband <ul><li>NPM Supports </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring opportunities involving dark fiber on Tribal lands. </li></ul><ul><li>The use of white spaces spectrum for FM noncommercial radio stations serving Tribal communities and new devices. </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation with tribal governments to ensure that Native America has a “seat at the table” in the FCC spectrum allocation process. </li></ul>
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