Program Participant

Name:Matthew Rantanen
TitleCompany:Director of Technology, Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association, USA
Bio:Matthew R. Rantanen, Director of Technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA) and Director of the Tribal Digital Village Network (TDVNet), started in 2001 designing and deploying wireless networking to support the SoCal tribal communities. He also leads Partnering and Business Development at Arcadian Infracom (, a fiber infrastructure company, building long-haul fiber assets to serve the needs of the companies driving the demand, dragging that fiber path through small-town USA, and Indian Country, providing opportunities to the unserved and underserved in rural America. Matthew, of Cree (First Nations, Canada), Finnish, and Norwegian decent, has been described as a "cyber warrior for community networking" and is considered an expert on community/tribal wireless networking.
Title:You can find Matthew in:
Tuesday, 21 January 202015:30–16:45Building Bridges and Opportunities With Community NetworksSouth Pacific 3PTC20PROGTS_IC_21


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