coreNOC’s Expertise in Telecommunication will help bridge the broadband gaps for the Alaska Tribes
April 19, 2022; Owasso, OK .–(BUSINESS WIRE)—coreNOC, Inc., a leader in innovative technology solutions and 5G telecommunications equipment today announced they have entered into a Strategic Consulting Agreement with the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida). coreNOC, Inc. is a Native American owned business who understands the challenges and struggles facing Indian Country across North America.
Tlingit & Haida’s plan to improve broadband in Southeast Alaska for Indian Country. Recently, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) accepted the Tribe’s spectrum application and has issued the broadband license to the tribe for deployment. This means bringing improved internet to about 10,000 people in Southeast Alaska who currently have limited to no access in their area. Funding has already been secured by Tlingit & Haida to begin a pilot project in Wrangell, Alaska which is part of the recent spectrum award. The project will be completed under Tlingit & Haida’s new Tidal Network department and will focus on extending fixed wireless internet service to provide broadband services to the community.
Earlier this year, Tlingit & Haida gathered responses from two broadband surveys that underscored the critical need for better broadband in rural Southeast Alaska communities. Many communities still lack the connectivity needed to access healthcare, education, remote employment opportunities and business resources.
“The bottom line and sole focus of the work we are doing under Tidal Network is to ensure reliable internet to our underserved rural communities in Southeast Alaska,” said Chief Development Officer Will Ware.
Since 2019, Tlingit & Haida has been working in partnership with Southeast Alaska village tribes to secure the mid-band spectrum licenses. Over the course of
this last year, community visits have been conducted with Southeast Alaska village tribes to discuss the Tribe’s broadband initiative and opportunities to partner for the broadband project.
In addition to Tlingit & Haida, Yakutat Tlingit Tribe, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, Hydaburg Cooperative Association and Organized Village of Saxman have also been granted a license.
“We are committed to helping our communities secure the high-speed internet access they deserve,” said President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson. “The disparity and lack of reliable internet in our rural communities is apparent and it’s critical our villages are not left behind in this digital age. I want to thank Second Vice President Will Micklin for his many years of advocacy and work to get better broadband access to our people and communities.”
“coreNOC, Inc is honored to be selected as a strategic consulting partner to help the Tribe’s Leadership evaluate and deploy a state-of-the-art broadband network. Our years of experience with launching new telecommunication markets is a perfect fit for our new partners, Tlingit & Haida. As a Native American owned business, we understand the challenges and struggles in Indian Country. We will leverage our industry expertise to bring broadband services to those who currently have limited or no broadband options.” Stated Johnie Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, coreNOC, Inc.
coreNOC Inc. is headquartered in Owasso, OK plus operates a technology lab in Spokane, WA where the company’s state of the art equipment is tested and displayed. coreNOC’s mission is to provide the highest quality technology-based solutions in the most competitive manner to facilitate positive deliverables for the company, strategic partners and customers. The company’s primary product offerings include: a Virtual Converged Core to reduce the cost for carriers to deploy 4G and 5G technology, 4G-5G Radios and tower Infrastructure Equipment at an outstanding value for the rural carriers and emerging global markets with innovative solutions never offered before. To learn more, please visit www.corenoc.net.