Matthew R. Rantanen
Monday, November 19, 2012
Matthew R. Rantanen serves on the Native Public Media (NPM) board of directors as Chairman. He was also named to the FCC Native Nations Broadband Task Force by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on March 3, 2011.
Matthew is the Director of Technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA) and Director of the Tribal Digital Village (TDV) Initiative. Started in 2001, the Tribal Digital Village designed and deployed wireless networking to support the tribal communities of Southern California. Matthew, of Cree Indian, Finnish, and Norwegian decent, has been described as a "cyber warrior for community networking" and is considered an expert on community wireless networking. He is an advocate for net-neutrality, broadband for everyone, and opening more unlicensed spectrum for public consumption, and always looking out for the unserved.
Matthew helps the member tribes of SCTCA with technology development and strategy ranging from radio station applications to tribal administration computer purchases; and developed a spin-off for-profit tribal technology corporation that manages several business development ventures within networking and business to business marketing solutions.
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