California has reached 97 percent broadband deployment and could hit its statutory target of 98 percent by the end of 2015. Although broadband service is available, not all residents are able to afford it. For residents of small communities and older neighborhoods with clunky broadband or no broadband access at all, being counted among the 3 percent left out makes all the difference. Just ask Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, the mayor of Winters. For six years, she has worked to close the digital divide in her city of 7,000 people on the Sacramento Valley’s western edge.
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