Matthew R. Rantanen is starting his 19th year as Director of Technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA) and Director of the Tribal Digital Village Network (TDVNet) Initiative, designing and deploying wireless networking to support the tribal communities of Southern California. TDVNet employs a connectivity approach to building a Community Network from the bottom up. Rantanen is also the lead in Partnering and Business Development at Arcadian Infracom (arcadianinfra.com), a fiber infrastructure company, building long-haul fiber assets to serve the needs of the companies driving the demand in today’s ecosystem, dragging that fiber path through small-town USA and Indian Country, providing opportunity to the unserved and underserved in rural America. Arcadian Infracom employs a connectivity approach to building connectivity opportunity for the those communities left behind, from the top down.
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