OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
Rural population in Oklahoma are disproportionately affected by the pandemic due to an acute lack of broadband. Most rural population does not have access to 10/1 Mbps speeds making them unserved with broadband. This project will build Fiber to the Home (FTTH) to 2000 rural households in the Northern section of the tribal lands of Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. This is a last mile project that will provide access up to gigabit speed broadband to these 2000 rural households.
The rural population of Oklahoma is disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Most residents in our proposed service area have no access to broadband making remote work and distance learning impossible for them. They have to seek out public wifi many miles away from their homes to be able to work or study. This project will connect 100% of households identified in the service area with Fiber to the Home making symmetric gigabit speed accessible to them. This will make it possible for them to participate in remote work, distance learning, tele-medicine and the digital economy.
The project performance will be measured by milestones during a 12 month time-frame. These milestones are discussed in detail in the Project Narrative Document that is attached. The project will be completed within 12 months to 18 months.
ONGOING INVESTMENT AMOUNT
ONGOING INVESTMENT DESCRIPTION
ONGOING INVESTMENT REQUIRED
Able to continue operation without additional funding from the State of Oklahoma
Investments in Water, Sewer, and Broadband
Broadband: ?Last Mile? projects
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
Small business (<$5M revenue annually)
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »