Osage Nation Utility Authority Meeting

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 8:30am




Date: 8 September, 2020

Time: 8:30am-12pm CST

Location: Teleconference

Call-In Number:Dial-in Number: 1-302-202-1110
Conference Code: 531529


  1. Call to Order: 8:30am
  2. Roll Call:
  3. Safety Message: Mike Wellner
  4. Approve Meeting Agenda: 
  5. Approve August 2020 Minutes:
  6. Old Business
    1. Broadband Project Updates: Rick Perrier, Frank Freeman, James Lightfoot –
    2. ON IT fiber project Update. (Tentative) Mark Kirk
    3. CARES Act Funding Update (Tentative) Mark Kirk
  7. New Business
    1. 082020 Broadband Round Table Discussion with Sonja Wall, Oklahoma Broadband Coordinator
      1. David Ostrowe, Secretary of Digital Transformation and Administration; Inaugural Meeting of the Rural Broadband Expansion Council, CARE Requests, no tribal representation on the Council. 
      2. Lee Denny, USDA Rural Development and Robert Machado, Field Rep USDA present, more funding
      3. Sonja Wall; Oklahoma Towers are available to Tribes
      4. Lance Browder, Choctaw Nation; maps need to be updated so they can go after underserved areas.
      5. Mark Kirk; Accuracy of on line speed tests
      6. Paul Bemore; government to government recognition (state to tribal nations) for public utility ROW.
  8. Announcements
  9. Executive Session.
  10. Next Meeting Schedule: October 13, 2020
  11. Adjourn
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