Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and Native American Telecom, LLC Announce Next Generation 4G Services in South Dakota Using Tazca Connects LTE Managed Services

New partnership another step to providing improved technology services for the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

Itasca, IL February 21, 2014 – The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and Native American Telecom, LLC (“NAT”), a tribally-owned telecommunications company, announced plans to deploy its next generation of an advanced telecommunications network on the Crow Creek reservation using Tazca Connects 4G LTE-as-a-Service Managed Services.

Currently, Native American Telecom, LLC (“NAT”), a tribally-owned telecommunications company, provides fixed broadband and telephone service in the Fort Thompson community on the Crow Creek reservation to more than 150 customers. Tazca Connects will enable NAT to greatly expand its coverage and services on the Crow Creek reservation. Specifically, tribal members will benefit from fixed wireless and mobile broadband service, along with mobile roaming, distance learning, tele-medicine, and other advanced communications services, throughout the entire Crow Creek reservation.

Brandon Sazue, Chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, states that “This is another historic step in the evolution of the Crow Creek Sioux by embracing new technology to better serve our people, who often find themselves without access to many of the basic necessities most people in the U.S. take for granted, like food, shelter, heating, and communications.”

“It’s a pleasure to be chosen by the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and NAT given their status as one of only 10 tribally owned telecommunications companies in the United States,” said Michael Sisto, Vice President Sales, Tazca Connects.   “As a leader in providing affordable Rural LTE services, Tazca looks forward to working with NAT and expanding upon their broadband services offered to tribal members and residents in the Fort Thompson area of Crow Creek reservation,” Sisto added.

To date, NAT’s innovative services have included an Internet Library and Technology Center providing free computer and Internet access services on the Crow Creek reservation, along with educational and technology training to increase digital literacy and usage of communications technologies.  By deploying the Tazca Connects 4G LTE-as-a-Service Broadband Solutions, NAT is taking the next step in bringing the benefits of technology to the Crow Creek reservation.

About Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

The Crow Creek reservation was initially established by executive order in 1863. The reservation is the homeland to the Ihanktowan Dakota of the Oceti Sakowi (Seven Council Fires) commonly known as the Great Sioux Nation.  The Crow Creek reservation is located in the central portion of South Dakota, 26 miles northwest of Chamberlain, South Dakota.  The reservation covers an area of about 400 square miles within Hughes, Hyde and Buffalo counties.  The Crow Creek reservation is transforming itself from a farming and government economy to a technology and energy economy.

About Native American Telecom, LLC

In 2008, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe established a tribally owned telecommunications and technology company called Native American Telecom, LLC or NAT, which provides affordable advanced broadband and basic voice telecommunications services on the Crow Creek reservation.

About TazcaConnects

TazcaConnects was launched to answer the call for affordable broadband.  Tazca carefully selected an innovative technology platform and stayed focused on quality.  Our strategic intent is to enable Operators to bring wireless broadband back into their communities.  Tazca services are packaged with simple affordability in mind.  We offer the correct combination of technology, managed services and spectrum options.  Tazca offers 4G LTE-as-a-Service with the lowest CAPEX and OPEX in the industry so wireless Operators can deploy carrier grade broadband now without having to worry about hardware and software infrastructure.  Instead, Operators can focus on marketing and signing up subscribers and begin delivering LTE download speeds of up to 150MBps with new capacities of 200 to 2000 simultaneous subscribers per tower.  Tazca offers pay-as-you-grow models focused on accelerating the pace of getting carrier grade LTE quickly deployed.   With Tazca, Operators can Plug, Play and Profit with a quality solution deployed at the network edge.  Tazca Connects is a subsidiary of Lemko Corporation.





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