Smart Infrastructure Initiative

The State of California and all other public agencies have the ability to accommodate installation and upgrades of highspeed Internet access by integrating broadband into the construction of large infrastructure projects, such as transportation, water, education, and other community facilities. This strategy is referred to as "smart infrastructure" in which: (a) all public buildings are constructed with state-of-the-art broadband connectivity and are available as stationery locations for wireless networks; and (b) rights-of-way associated with the construction of other infrastructure are available for broadband conduit or wireless towers. Prudent management of these kinds of public assets to joint-venture with the private sector through fair competition will facilitate and accelerate world-class broadband deployment.