Broadband By The People, For The People
Source: City on a Hill Press
A 65-foot flatbed truck filled with computers offering free Internet access to migrant laborers is one project among many aimed at promoting universal broadband access along the Central Coast. The group behind it is the Central Coast Broadband Consortium (CCBC), which aims to bridge the "digital divide" in Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties.
"The digital divide means those who are not connected," said Gladys Palpallatoc, associate vice president of the California Emerging Technologies Fund (CETF), "those who aren't seeing the benefits of technology as it advances, much less being online."