Bringing Wireless Connectivity to the Tribal Lands and Underserved Rural America
Keenly aware of the crucial importance of broadband deployment to the vitality and survival of America’s rural communities, Teltech Group has become entrenched in efforts to improve the situation.
Teltech’s roots as a Native-American owned business combined with the opportunity offered by the FCC’s 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Window resulted in the formation of GrayWolves Telecom in 2020. GrayWolves is devoted to serving tribal nations across America and building networks that reflect the values of each tribe. It provides all tribal members the opportunity to live or roam outside their community freely while maintaining wireless service at reasonable costs. GrayWolves is currently in negotiations with some of the nation’s leading wireless service providers and tribe leaders to initiate the program.
Teltech Group has made significant progress to bridge the wireless divide in many other rural communities across the nation working with Connect America Fund II (CAF II) winners.
Teltech is heavily engaged with Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISP), another segment of CAF II winners, to help them deploy sites across their rural markets with technology assets acquired from Teltech. Working with Teltech offers them many options on equipment and material for entire network builds including cabinets, radios, antennas and a wide selection of power options. In addition, Teltech can evaluate, design and build solar power solutions that can fuel everything from solar shade structures to entire cell sites. For example, Teltech provided mobile solar power that fueled the deployment of a community broadband network in Rio Blanco County located in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.