The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and the Geographical Information Center at Chico State Enterprises (CSE) have worked to provide information on Affordable Connectivity enrollment and progress in California. This is also tracked by county and ZIP code. The Affordable Connectivity Program is a government […]
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) – Background 2022 Federal Broadband Funding Opportunities Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Infrastructure Adoption American Rescue Plan Act
Cellular companies will begin the 3G-to-5G technology transition in a few weeks. To make room for the powerful bandwidth and infrastructure required for the 5G spectrum, the 3G network will be completely disabled, leaving enterprise customers and individuals, who rely on devices powered by 3G, […]
Caltrans Sustainable Communities Grant to SCAG Transportation Broadband Strategies to Reduce VMT and GHG Study The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) awarded a Sustainable Communities Grant to the Southern California Association (SCAG) to study and assess the relationship between ubiquitous availability of broadband to all […]
Key Question: What can the Valley’s four public universities do to improve broadband infrastructure (access) and adoption, as well as digital inclusion, in the Valley, particularly in rural and urban underserved areas?
Introduction The Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC) formed the Southern Border Broadband Consortium (SBBC) utilizing an initiative from the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) along with representatives from all economic sectors to help improve the availability and adoption of affordable broadband technology among “disconnected” […]
Introduction The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) sponsored AB1665, The Internet For All Now Act of 2017 which established in statute the goal to achieve 98% broadband deployment in each region of California. AB1665 also assigned the responsibility to achieve the 98% deployment goal to […]
Introduction In the digital age, fast and reliable internet is indispensable to equity and economic development. Without it, community members are barred from full access to basic services, job opportunities, and other tools and paths for improving quality of life. Valley Vision, in partnership with […]