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.

Pictured from left in the Sac and Fox Nation Cultural Center are: IT Technician Nick Jennings, Chief of Staff Audrey Rose Lee, Dobson Technologies Director of Enterprise Sales Rob Griffin, Principal Chief Justin Wood, Dobson Business Sales Consultant Cliff Thompson, IT Technician Mason Williamson, IT Director Boyd Cummings, and Dobson Sales Engineer Jerry Smith.

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