PCI Salon: A conversation with Gerald Vizenor (February 21, 2020)

People-Centered Internet invites you to a salon dedicated to Native American culture and connectivity, featuring author Gerald Vizenor on February 21, 2020 at 6:00 PM. About this Event People-Centered Internet has worked to foster and support Internet connectivity in Native American communities since its founding. PCI is pleased to launch its 2020 salon series with […]

People-Centered Internet Announces Six “Areas of Focus” for 2020

Press Release — January 15, 2020 PALO ALTO, CA — People-Centered Internet (PCI) today announces its “Areas of Focus” for 2020. The nonprofit organization dedicated to “working for an Internet that works for people” was cofounded in 2015 by Vint Cerf and Mei Lin Fung. In the coming year, PCI will support projects in six categories: (1) […]

TDVN Connects to International Peering Exchange

LA MIRADA, CA — Jan. 15, 2020 — Fourteen Native American tribes in Southern California are now directly connected to the state-of-the-art International Internet Exchange, Pacific Wave, and its peering, high-performance scientific networks, and ever-expanding global connectivity. Six more tribes are also expected to join in the coming months. This new connection enables tribal libraries, […]

Project Eagle Feather Update:

Matthew Rantanan and Muriel Triggs participate in Western Governors’ Association webinar on Broadband Deployment in Tribal Communities Project Eagle Feather is PCI’s Google-funded project supporting Native American connectivity efforts. Matthew Rantanen was selected for the Western Governor’s Association’s (WGA) advisory group for Tribal and rural broadband connectivity. He and PCI Community Member, MuralNet CEO, Muriel Triggs, joined WGA Chairman, North Dakota Governor […]

Press Release: Google, Community Partnership Brings High-Speed Wi-Fi to Celilo Village

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2019 Contact: Nicole Shaddy  [email protected] / 971-229-0545 GOOGLE, COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP BRINGS HIGH-SPEED WI-FI TO CELILO VILLAGE Wi-Fi Aims to Bridge the Digital Divide for Greater Educational, Business Opportunities CELILO VILLAGE –  Today, October 19, Celilo Village unveiled its new, high-speed wi-fi made possible by a grant from Google and in partnership with the […]

The Association for Computing Machinery Interviews Dr. David Bray

By Stephen Ibaraki In this exclusive interview, Stephen Ibaraki, Co-Chair of the ACM Practitioners Board, and Dr. David Bray, Executive Director of the People-Centered Internet Coalition, discuss the most controversial areas of the advancing computing field and PCI efforts and plans for the future addressing these challenges.   Watch the video here. If you liked this […]

Tribal Technology Assessment: The State of Internet Service on Tribal Lands

By Brian Howard and Traci Morris, American Indian Policy Institute, Arizona State University In a recent report, Brian Howard and Traci Morris both offer a comprehensive summary of the state of Internet service on Tribal Lands, lending considerable weight to PCI’s interest in improving access to the Internet in those areas.  Abstract Access to high-speed […]

The Havasupai Tribe Builds Their Own Networks, Connects Themselves to Adequate Internet for the First Time

By Councilwoman Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss of the Havasupai Tribe and Mariel Triggs, CEO of MuralNet Two years ago, The Havasupai Tribe, MuralNet and Niles Radio Communications partnered to build an LTE fixed wireless community network that could address the homework gap in Supai, Arizona, USA. The idea was that critical infrastructure could be erected in half […]

Updates on Projects in West Africa: Working with Students in Senegal and Building AI Solutions in Burkina Faso

By Désiré Banse, Prometheus Computing UAS Innovations Group Lead, Contractor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), member of the PCI Executive Action Board, and Assane Gueye, PhD., Contractor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Information and Communication Technologies, Université Alioune Diop, Bambey-Senegal […]