Udall has been a leading advocate for expanding broadband and has worked for many years to add more access to tribal communities across the state.
"Broadband access opens doors for rural communities, enabling people to access education, health and job opportunities that were once out of reach. I was proud to help secure the
Udall met with NTUA officials and employees of the data center as he toured the new tier 3 complex, which uses state-of-the-art technology enabling "cloud computing" services that provide secure, uninterrupted server storage for businesses, agencies and non-profit organizations.
"It was wonderful to have Senator Udall visit our facility. By being here he could see exactly how much progress has been made," said
The NTUA data center is just one example of leveraging new broadband infrastructure to improve economic growth and quality of life on the Navajo Nation. The project funds helped build one of the first and largest Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless broadband networks in the country and deployed 550 miles of new fiber-optic cable and "aerial fiber" covering more than 15,00 square miles across
The project provides quality, high-speed broadband and mobile service to more than 30,000 households and 1,000 businesses, covering approximately 70 percent of the Navajo Nation, enabling access to new public health and educational opportunities for the first time on Navajo lands.
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