Navajo Nation launches Internet to the Hogan

The Navajo Nation and Navajo Technical College launched the Internet to the Hogan and Dine Grid project on Monday in hopes of ending the digital divide on the reservation.

Working with the University of California at San Diego, the college broke ground on the first wireless tower for the project. A supercomputer was also accepted so students and faculty can conduct research on a worldwide network.

The project will be completed in two phases. First, the college will be hooked up to a major Internet network. Then, the college will bring high-speed Internet service to 31 chapters houses and their surrounding communities.

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