Category: Media Coverage

California Well-Positioned To Snag Infrastructure Funds for Broadband

California is well-positioned to qualify for the plethora of federal broadband infrastructure money available through the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, according to Sen. Alex Padilla and others who spoke during an online event Tuesday. California Forward and California Emerging Technology Fund hosted the online webinar […]

California Announces 18 New Broadband Projects to Reach 98% Connectivity

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced 18 broadband infrastructure projects to begin building an open-access network across much of the state. Newsom’s office said the network will be state-owned and serve as “middle-mile” broadband infrastructure, meaning that it will connect local networks in underserved […]

Supervisors Approve Countywide EIR to Expedite Shovel-Ready Broadband Projects

“The Nevada County Board of Supervisors is a champion for broadband access. By approving this Countywide Programmatic Environmental Impact Report, the Board will expedite deployment of ubiquitous broadband infrastructure to enhance public safety, economic prosperity, and environmental protection,” said Sunne Wright McPeak, President and CEO […]

California Extends Tax on Phones to Fund High-Speed Internet

Californians could have higher cellphone bills after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two laws on Friday aimed at giving the state more money to build high-speed internet connections in unserved areas. California is one of 41 states that collect a tax on phone bills and uses […]