Starting Next week, sept 27-28 we will be having Internet Signups for the broadband project for the Nett Lake, Palmquist, Sugarbush and the Indian Point Locations in the Bear Room. During this time, we will go over two federal programs that subsidize broadband and Cellular costs for qualified applicants. Representatives from CTC Communicaitons, State of Minnesota Deed and the IRRRB will be onsite for broadband Representation. Roger Lynn with North American Local ( HOME | North American Local) will be onsite to aid band members wanting to apply for the Lifeline Phone program.
- Affordable Connectivity Program – $75/month Reimbursement on broadband costs for qualifying band members living on the reservation; General Information can be found at Affordable Connectivity Program – National Verifier (getinternet.gov)
- Lifeline Phone Program -$34.95/Month reimbursement on Cellular costs for qualifying band members living on the reservation; General Information can be found at Home – National Verifier (getinternet.gov)
Basic Internet Costs for the Bois Forte Fiber Optic Project will not exceed the $75 reimbursement qualified band members can receive throughout this program, it will be extremely helpful to all band members if employees can help advocate and spread the word on this project. This information will also be posted on the Bois Forte Webpage and Social Media. Signups for the Vermilion area is expected to begin within 3 weeks and will be posted throughout social media once a definitive date is set.