Matthew R. Rantanen (Cree, Finnish & Norwegian) is Director of Technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA). He assists tribes with technology development, ranging from broadband network design, radio station applications, tribal administration technologies, to technology policy development. Rantanen serves on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Native Nations Broadband Task Force for a second term, and is co-chair on the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Technology and Telecommunications Subcommittee as well as the Technology Task Force at NCAI. Rantanen is a Board member on Arizona State University’s, American Indian Policy Institute(AIPI), and sits on the Tribal Advisory Council(TAC) to the State of California for the Broadband Council and the Cal Office of Emergency Services.

Matthew has been called a “Cyber-Warrior for Tribal Broadband.” He is an advocate for Net-Neutrality and Tribal Priority for Spectrum over Tribal Lands.