Join the ATS NTIA application to deliver "Broadband For All" in Alaska—including your community.

Together we can do so much more.

ATS is applying for an NTIA grant that can bring affordable broadband to your community

You just need to say that you want affordable broadband. ATS will do the rest for you.

Alaska Tribal Spectrum (ATS) is currently finishing a large grant for submittal to the NTIA under the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program as a large multi-member Tribal organization. This application will leverage the 2.5 GHz spectrum that ATS and other Tribes applied for recently to enable statewide coverage. The application will ask for funding for last mile wireless network equipment that will include installation in each member ATS community as part of a statewide Alaska Tribal Network (ATN). The application will also request significant funding as one large Tribal statewide subsidy to purchase advanced LEO and GEO satellite capability to connect these rural last mile networks to the internet to deliver minimum 25/3 affordable broadband for many years.

ATS is applying for all of its member Tribes and inviting every Tribe in Alaska with their own spectrum to join ATS to create a Statewide Alaska Tribal Network (ATN). Every ATS member Tribe will receive revenue for the use of their spectrum. By combining every Tribe’s 2.5 GHz coverage area together into one large Alaska Tribal Network (ATN) we can serve all unserved Alaskans. This isn’t possible as multiple individual applications, but together as one application, we offer a compelling reason for the NTIA to fund last mile equipment in every member community. It also gives us all the ability to acquire a huge satellite capacity that can subsidize rural member communities for many years across the state.

No one single Tribal application has this ability—but together as one voice, in one large application, we do.

Existing ATS members

To be included in the NTIA application, all you have to do (before September 1st) is adopt a Tribal resolution. This resolution lets the NTIA know that you agree to install the designed network when funded.

ATS will do the rest.

  • ATS has written the grant and will design your network for you.
  • ATS will use NTIA grant funding to build the last mile Alaska Tribal Network in every member community.
  • ATS will use NTIA grant funding to provide an affordable satellite middle mile in every member community.
  • There is no cost or match required to receive the benefits from ATS for the NTIA grant.
  • ATS has the resolution language available for your adoption as an existing member. You can also email info@aktribalspectrum.org and request a copy of the language.

Getting affordable broadband in Alaska doesn’t have to be hard.

As an ATS member, all you need to do is to agree to accept it.

As an existing member, how do you bring affordable broadband to your community? It’s easy.

Tribes who applied for or have been granted FCC 2.5 Spectrum and are not ATS members

To join the statewide ATS multi-member NTIA application to install affordable broadband in your community, you can simply apply online to join ATS as a managed member. You will give up no ownership rights to your spectrum or anything else. You will also receive revenue for the use of your spectrum.

ATS will do the rest.

  • ATS has written the grant and will design your network for you.
  • ATS will use NTIA grant funding to build the last mile Alaska Tribal Network in every member community.
  • ATS will use NTIA grant funding to provide an affordable satellite middle mile in every member community.
  • There is no cost or match required to receive the benefits from ATS for the NTIA grant.
  • ATS has the resolution language available for your adoption once you are a managed member.

Once you have applied to be a member of ATS, all you have to do (before September 1st) is adopt a Tribal resolution, which is provided during the signup process. This resolution lets the NTIA know that you agree to install the designed network when funded.

Letters of Support

The ATN will be an inclusive and standards-based network. This means that equipment and services can come from a large variety of providers including existing community service providers, as well as Tribal Service Providers in the community or at the Village or ANC level, who can all chose to participate and generate revenue if they desire. The ATN creates a statewide network where service providers of all types can thrive.

If you are a service provider or equipment manufacturer, or a tribal support organization, we invite you to show your support. While not technically required by the NTIA grant, letters of support are always a good idea to help the evaluators understand the broad appeal and benefits for our proposed solutions. To voice your support: 

  • If you are a Tribal Support Organization you can express your support to bring “Broadband For All” in rural Alaska by a letter of support.
  • If you are a Telecommunications Services or Equipment Provider that wants to provide services on the ATN or supply compatible standards-based equipment, you can show your support.

Existing members

All you need to do is to adopt a Tribal resolution to install the Alaska Tribal Network in your community with federal funding from the NTIA.

ATS will do the rest.

Tribes who applied for or have been granted FCC 2.5 Spectrum

If you are a Tribe that has applied for 2.5 GHz spectrum and would like to join the statewide ATS multi-member application to the NTIA, you can simply apply online to join ATS as a managed member and enjoy the benefits of ATS membership.

Tribal Support Organizations, Network Equipment and Service Providers

If you are an organization that supports Tribal initiatives or a network equipment or service provider, you are invited to show your support to create a statewide Tribally controlled ATN to create “Broadband For All” in Alaska now.