A new Indigenous Connectivity Institute is launching — here’s how it will drive funding towards equitable internet access

The new Indigenous-led Institute will be incubated within and eventually spun out of Connect Humanity

Why It Matters

Just under a quarter of Indigenous communities have access to high-speed internet. This year’s Indigenous Connectivity Summit emphasized the urgent need for high-speed internet in Indigenous communities, as well as more community involvement in how internet infrastructure is funded and developed.

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