Nearly eight years after the creation of plans to bring phone and Internet service to the Navajo reservation, thousands of households still lack access to phone service.
The reservation has one of the lowest rates of telephone connectivity in the country. Cell phones have helped bridge some of that gap, but service is still spotty.
Efforts to build cell phone towers across the reservation have been stymied by the tribal government.
Daniel Kraker reports from member station KNAU in Flagstaff, Ariz.