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Tilson to Develop Fiber Plans to Bridge Hoopa Valley Reservation’s Digital Divide

For Immediate Release

Hoopa, CA (07/19/2023). Tilson, a national network development and information infrastructure professional services firm, has been selected by the Hoopa Valley Public Utilities District (HVPUD) to develop a fiber optic network design for their community to own and operate. Established 40 years ago, the HVPUD is a chartered entity of the Hoopa Valley Tribe offering energy, waste management, and broadband services to its residents. Tilson will provide consulting and design services to HVPUD to support project funding requests to deploy high-speed internet connecting residents and businesses to critical services including telehealth, online education, and more.

“Tilson is excited to be supporting the HVPUD in their quest to bring access to high-speed internet to Hoopa Valley. The visionary and strategic thinkers at HVPUD are a pleasure to work with and we are looking forward to the near future when Hoopa Valley has access to fiber that they own and operate for the benefit of their nation,” said Jay Ford, Tilson Vice President of Telecom Consulting. “Tilson is a multi-specialty telecom services firm doing end-to-end network design and build projects, so we know everything it takes to plan, design, and implement a fiber network from start to finish.”

Tilson’s Broadband Consulting team has a history of working with tribal, government, and private agencies to guide the design and construction of critical broadband projects. The team also develops and administers broadband infrastructure grant programs to help communities take advantage of funding opportunities such as the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program.

“The work Tilson provides will give Hoopa Valley the information required to submit proper payment requests to their funding sources and award construction to approved contractors,” Ford said. “This will ensure Hoopa Valley homes and businesses are connected to the most reliable fiber internet.”

Visit Tilson’s website to learn more about the work and services provided by Tilson’s Broadband Consulting team to build America’s information infrastructure and help create digital equity across the United States.

About Tilson:

Tilson is on a mission to build America’s information infrastructure. Recognized thirteen consecutive years on the Inc. 5000, Tilson provides network deployment and information system professional services to telecom, construction, utility, and government clients. As a leading network design, build, and operating firm, Tilson builds high-performing technology project teams who take on the largest and most impactful information infrastructure projects in the country.

For more information:

Kat Devillier, Director, Brand Marketing

Scott Madison, Associate Vice President, Telecom Consulting

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