4 Reasons Tribal Lands Lack Better Access To The Internet

Money: Because most major broadband providers don’t need to take the risk of building out a network in remote communities where a large portion of the population might only be able to afford the least-expensive service tier, tribes say they are left dealing with smaller providers that they believe are charging them more than if there were more available options. Additionally, some of these providers have strict data caps, meaning customers will pay overage fees for using the service more than sparingly. The tribal officials also claim that some providers have strict policies of cutting off service for anyone with an outstanding bill. – Chris Morran, Consumerist