LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced $1.5 million in funding from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program has been awarded to increase access to affordable, reliable high-speed internet for the Te-Moak Battle Mountain Band, South Fork Band Council, and Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada. Funds for the program came from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto helped pass into law.
“Internet connectivity is essential for Nevadans’ daily lives,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m glad to see funding I secured in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help expand access to high-speed internet for tribes across Nevada. I’ll keep fighting to ensure communities in our state have the resources necessary to bring all Nevadans online.”
“Tribal communities in Nevada deserve reliable and quality broadband to stay connected and support their local economies,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “That’s why I’ve fought to expand opportunities for our state’s broadband access and connect Nevadans across our state, especially those in areas that need it most. I’m proud to see the Te-Moak Battle Mountain Band, South Fork Band Council, and the Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada receive this critical broadband support.”
Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto are leading efforts to expand high-speed internet access across Nevada. In June, both Senators announced that Nevada received over $43.5 million to increase high-speed internet access as a result of Senator Rosen’s Middle Mile Broadband Deployment Act. They also helped pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which provided historic funding for high-speed internet, as well as Cortez Masto’s ACCESS BROADBAND Act to ensure Nevadans in underserved urban and rural communities can access federal broadband programs. Earlier this year, the Senators successfully pressed the FCC to fix their deeply flawed broadband maps that resulted in more than $416 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program coming to Nevada to connect the state to high-speed internet.