Company donates tech to Indian schools
- By Daniel Keegan
- May 02, 2000
Native American Systems Inc. has donated $100,000 in equipment and services
to bring Internet access to American Indian schools in remote parts of the
With poor or nonexistent phone lines, isolated American Indian schools cannot
access the Internet without satellite or wireless technology. Company president
Robert Rutherford found that although 98 percent of all American households
have phones, only 45 percent to 50 percent of American Indian households
do, according to Marcus Servoss, NAS' spokesman.
So, as part of its Tribal Outreach Programs, NAS installed a satellite hookup,
data network routers and 12 computers at Red Rock Day School on the Navajo
Nation Reservation in Red Valley, Ariz.
Other routers will be distributed to some of the other 60 isolated schools
in the nation, Servoss said.
NAS is a Denver-based business that provides information
technology services and products to state and federal agencies and North