Warm Springs getting broadband

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Soon, homes on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation will have access to high-speed internet service.

Community members and government officials gathered Friday to celebrate the start of a new era with a ribbon cutting at the Warm Springs Telecommunications Co., the ninth tribally owned telecom company in the United States.
Time-honored tradition blended with the 21st century as residents performed ceremonial dances and blessed with prayers the new building on Holliday Street that will provide the reservation with new telephone and Internet service.
The telecommunications company will create the infrastructure to help build businesses that can generate revenue and income, said Sal Sahme, director of business and economic development for the Confederated Tribes of Warms Springs -- everything from tourism to Web-based companies operating out of homes.

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