The East Bay Broadband Consortium (EBBC) (www.ebbroadband.org) is a regional initiative covering Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano counties and is focused on improving Broadband (high-speed internet) deployment, access and adoption in the East Bay. EBBC has 41 formal organizational and institutional members and has been endorsed by 25 leadership organizations. The EBBC Steering Committee is composed of the Contra Costa Economic Partnership, the East Bay Community Foundation, the East Bay Economic Development Alliance, and the Solano Economic Development Corporation. EBBC is completing a three year grant from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). EBBC took the first year to coordinate a community planning process that included four regional roundtables and an East Bay Broadband Summit. Based on this input, EBBC embraced a strategy with two key initiatives: 1) East Bay Broadband Infrastructure Initiative; and 2) East Bay Connects Digital Inclusion Campaign. This report discusses progress made in relation to each of these initiatives during the last two years.
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