News, Articles, and Interviews

Learn more about Arcadian, our fiber builds, and our mission from the interviews and presentations below. We are excited to be part of so many groups in our community and have our industry take notice. Check back frequently as we update often. Connect to us on social media to get the latest notifications.
December 3, 2020
Arcadian Infracom closes additional round of funding, announces expansion of the Advisory Board and expedites fiber route construction start

Latest Funding Accelerates 2Q2021 Construction Start Date for Arcadian Fiber Routes Arcadian Infracom today announces the closing of an additional $1.45m financing round, anchored by a select number of senior executives in the communications infrastructure industry. Arcadian also announces the expansion of its Advisory Board, along with significant capital investments to enable an accelerated construction […]

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November 30, 2020
Arcadian Infracom receives final regulatory authority to construct new Internet backbone routes in the U.S. Southwest

Final Regulatory Authority Enables Arcadian Fiber Route Kickoff Arcadian Infracom, transforming lives through fiber backbone infrastructure, today announced that it has received public utility authority in the State of Arizona. With this final of four required certifications, Arcadian has started final engineering and permitting of its first 1,300 miles of fiber backbone routes in the […]

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June 2, 2020
An opportunity to close Indian Country’s digital divide is expiring

A government program aimed at reversing the longstanding connectivity issues on tribal lands is complicated by the pandemic. Under the best circumstances, Linnea Jackson’s 85-year-old grandmother would struggle to navigate a virtual doctor’s appointment, but a poor internet connection made it nearly impossible. With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting visits to medical offices, Jackson, the general […]

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May 29, 2020
Matt Rantanen, NANOG Interview - The 'Cyber Warrior' for Tribal broadband who’s helping transform Indian Country

We clearly remember the first time hearing Matt Rantanen speak. It was in Washington, DC on the second day of the NANOG 76 conference, and it’s fair to say our ears immediately perked up when his talk “Crossing The Technology Desert — Rural and Tribal Broadband” was announced. We got to hear Matt speak on the subject again, when […]

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May 23, 2020
Pandemic and Digital Divide Threaten Accurate Census Count of Native Populations

Every 10 years, the U.S. government undertakes the largest peace-time mobilization effort to count the nation: the U.S. census. Census data is used in a variety of ways. It determines everything from how many congressional representatives communities have, the apportioning of federal funds for community needs, the enforcement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the […]

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May 7, 2020
Matt Rantanen, Internet2 - Winner of the 2020 Rose-Werle Award

Rantanen to be recognized for his contributions to leadership in extending high-speed broadband services and advanced technology to community anchor institutions on tribal lands WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 2020 – Internet2 announced that Matthew Rantanen, director of technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA), director of the Tribal Digital Village Network (TDVnet) Initiative, and partnering and […]

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April 14, 2020
Matt Rantanen, Virtual SXSW Panel - How Internet Access Can Preserve Native Cultures

The Internet Society North America Bureau hosts a Virtual SXSW panel 'How Internet Access Can Preserve Native Cultures'. This video is republished from Vimeo - Livestream under a Creative Commons license. Watch the original video here.

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December 10, 2019
Matt Rantanen, 2019 Technology Exchange - Featured Speaker

SESSION ABSTRACT After a welcome message by Dr. Dan Layzel, Executive VP and CFO, Louisiana State University (LSU) on behalf of local hosts LONI, LSU and University of New Orleans, you will hear from our featured speaker Matthew R. Rantanen, followed by community members' lightning talks. Featured Speaker Matthew R. Rantanen, 'Cyber Warrior for Community Networking' Matthew R. […]

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December 3, 2019
Matt Rantanen, Community Networks Broadband Bits Podcast - Indigenous Community Launches First Community Broadband Network in Hawai’i

For the third year, the Internet Society worked with locals to hold an annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit as a way to teach and share information. In November, participants collaborated to deploy a fixed wireless community broadband network in a small village in Hawai'i and Christopher had the chance to participate. While he was there, he interviewed Matt Rantanen, Director of […]

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October 29, 2019
Matt Rantanen, NANOG 77 - Solving the Complications of Infrastructure in Indian Country

Matt Rantanen - Solving the Complications of Infrastructure in Indian Country Link:

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October 22, 2019
Dan Davis, Evolution of Innovation Podcast

Dan Davis, Evolution of Innovation Podcast This podcast is republished from PodBean under a Creative Commons license. Find the original podcast here.

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June 19, 2019
Matt Rantanen, NANOG 76 - Crossing The Technology Desert - Rural and Tribal Broadband

Matt Rantanen - Crossing The Technology Desert Rural and Tribal Broadband Link:

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