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Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis after testifying to a House subcommittee that the lack of broadband hurts tribal economic development. (Photo by Aubrey Rumore)

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Lack of broadband is harming tribal, rural areas, Gila River leader says

WASHINGTON - The governor of the Gila River Indian Community told a House panel Wednesday that Indian Country is the nation's "least served" area for broadband access, despite the "astounding" opportunity that it presents.