Eastern Cherokee Band brings Internet to schools

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has formed a partnership to bring high-speed Internet service to schools in western North Carolina.

The tribe and Drake Enterprises have invested $14 million in BalsamWest FiberNet. Their first project is a high-speed fiber-optic network for 45 schools on and off the reservation.

More schools, colleges and universities will be hooked up to the network later this year.

Get the Story:
Boost in Net speed helps 45 schools (The Asheville Citizen-Times 1/12)

Relevant Links:
Eastern Band of Cherokee - http://www.cherokee-nc.com

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