CLIC warmly congratulates Matthew Rantanen, Director of Technology at the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, and CLIC Board Advisor, for being selected as the co-recipient of the IP3 Internet Protocol award. Matt will share this award with Geoffrey C. Blackwell (Chickasaw, Choctaw, Omaha, Muscogee Creek) who is Chief Strategy Officer & General Counsel for AMERIND and former founding Chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Native Affairs and Policy. Public Knowledge hosts the IP3 awards ceremony each year to honor those who have made significant contributions to technology and tech policy in the categories of Intellectual Property, Information Policy, and Internet Protocol. Matthew and Geoffrey are being recognized with the Internet Protocol Award for steadfastly fighting for broadband deployment and access on Tribal lands.
This year’s ceremony will be hosted online on September 24, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Tickets and more information on the event can be found here.