Making Wyoming a technology leader – Public Hearing to discuss Wyoming Broadband Development Grant


    The Wyoming Business Council is seeking grant applications from cities, towns, counties, joint powers boards, and tribes for the Broadband Enhancement Program. This Program Plan builds on the foundation to further reach unserved areas and prepare for the future world that demands instant access to data and information both for individuals and automated devices. The State’s ‘Transforming Wyoming a 20-Year Economic Diversification Strategy’ outlines several areas where broadband connectivity is critical to Wyoming’s long-term strategy for growth and economic prosperity. The Plan is created to compliment and drive Wyoming’s aspirational goals in the ENDOW report. To enable these advances, the Wyoming Business Council (WBC) and its partners are ready to take proactive measures to ensure that businesses and residents have the broadband services they need. In an increasingly digital society, they must work together so no one will be left behind because of where they live or work. These partners are focused on making Wyoming a technology leader by expanding services to support economic diversity and job growth.

    More information regarding the Broadband Enhancement Program is available through the Wyoming Business Council or at

    NATI dba Wind River Internet intends to submit an application for a Broadband Development Grant to the Wyoming Business Council for the Wind River Indian Reservation (WRIR) Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) Project. WRI is seeking citizen input regarding this project. WRI’s Broadband expansion project will provide quality and affordable voice services and Internet access in underserved and unserved area’s. The goal of this project is to construct a state-of-the-art fiber-based system to offer broadband services to government, business, education, healthcare, public safety, and residential entities located within the targeted service area.

    Those wishing to comment on this project are encouraged to attend one of the public hearings as follows:

    Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, in the Blue Sky Hall in Ethete, Wyoming.
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, in the Rock Hall in Ft. Washakie, Wyoming.

    Citizens can also submit written comments to:

    Mollie Trumbull
    NATI dba Wind River Internet
    PO Box 909
    Riverton, WY 82501

    All written comments will be accepted from Thursday, September 19, 2019, through Friday, September 27, 2019, until 5:00 PM m.s.t. Wind River Internet will also include comments in the application that are made at the public hearing, and written comments submitted on or before the deadline.

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