Center for Economic Development at California State University, Chico (CSUC) led a regional project to promote the expanded availability of broadband (highspeed) Internet service throughout seven (7) of northern California’s counties: Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Tehama. CSUC was
tasked with three objectives:
- Survey the project area to determine the aggregated demand for broadband service;
- Outreach to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) to determine the current and projected availability of broadband service and develop a preferred infrastructure plan for the project area; and
- Determine the level of jurisdictional policy and procedural support for the expansion of broadband services across the region.