VYVE BROADBAND TO PARTNER WITH WHITE HOUSE AND CHOCTAW NATION OF OKLAHOMA ON NEWLY CREATED CONNECTHOME INITIATIVE
Vyve to provide Internet service at a significantly reduced rate to residents of the Red Oak and Quinton communities in the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Vyve aligned with Obama administration’s new effort to bridge the digital divide and bring more Americans online
The White House announced today that Vyve Broadband and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will be partners in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ConnectHome Initiative, a newly launched program that President Barack Obama is promoting as a means to bridge the digital divide in America and bring as many people online as possible.
ConnectHome, which was introduced today by President Obama, is designed to bring communities, the private sector, and the federal government together to expand high speed broadband to more families across the country. The pilot program is launching in twentyseven cities and one tribal nation (the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) and will initially reach over 275,000 low-income households — and nearly 200,000 children — with the support they need to access the Internet at home.
ConnectHome is the next step in the President’s continued efforts to expand high speed broadband to all Americans and builds on his ConnectED initiative that is on track to connect 99 percent of K-12 students to high-speed Internet in their classrooms and libraries over the next five years. ConnectHome will help ensure that these students still have access to high-speed Internet once they are home.
Vyve’s involvement in the program centers on a significantly reduced Internet service rate that the company is offering to residents of the Choctaw Nation communities of Red Oak and Quinton, Oklahoma. This three-year offer includes 3Mbps downstream and 768Kbps upstream Internet service, a 50GB data usage plan and a wired modem.
Vyve has partnered with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma for several years, and provides telecommunications services to a range of schools, hotels and administrative offices located within the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
“Vyve is greatly honored to play a role in the ConnectHome Initiative along with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma,” said Jeffrey DeMond, chief executive officer of Vyve Broadband. “The new, reduced-rate Internet offer in Red Oak and Quinton will help provide the residents of these communities with more access to information than ever before, and will empower them with the ability to pursue more education and job opportunities through improved Internet access.
DeMond added, “Our efforts in the ConnectHome Initiative and in partnership with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma align perfectly with Vyve’s ongoing effort to bring the best broadband services to rural communities that have traditionally been ignored by other providers.”
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