Coeur d'Alene Tribe installs wireless on reservation

Wireless Internet access will be available across the entire 345,000-acre Coeur d' Alene Reservation in Idaho by the end of the summer.

The Coeur d' Alene Tribe is installing the network in order to bring high speed access to tribal members. "Having access to broadband technology will change our lives as dramatically as having horses changed our ancestors' lives," said Valerie Fast Horse, the tribe's information systems director.

The tribe is using 16 wireless 802.11g base stations from the Vivato company.

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Wi-Fi Installation Covers Entire Native American Reservatio (Information Week 6/29)
Press Release: Vivato Powers Coeur D'Alene Tribe's Triumph Over the Digital Divide (Vivato 6/29)

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