04 Dec Dobson Fiber Technology to Help Provide Better Service for Tribal Members
The Sac and Fox Nation Information Technology (IT) Department and Dobson Technologies of Oklahoma City will soon complete the installation and activation of a new fiber-optic Internet network to serve the entire tribal headquarters campus. Sac and Fox IT Director Boyd Cummings said the fiber-optic cable installation being conducted by Dobson is one of three IT projects made possible through federal CARES Act funding.
The other two components are the development of a “unified tribal database” and new tribal website. “All of the departments and agencies that serve tribal members will now have access to high-speed (one gigabit) broadband Internet and networking,” said Cummings. “The interconnected projects will allow these departments and agencies to deliver services more efficiently to tribal members,” he added.
The work began in September with the extension of fiber-optic cable from Stroud southward to the tribal government campus, and is targeted for completion by December 30, 2020.
This story by Mike Brown appeared in the December issue of Sac and Fox News.