Broadband access, adoption, and training are essential components of digital equity.
The Broadband for All Action Plan focuses on three main goals:
- Access to high-speed internet at homes, schools, and libraries
- Access to affordable internet services and devices
- Access to digital skills and training
This plan was created by the California Broadband Council in response to executive order N-73-20.
The state’s open-access middle-mile network will connect regions of the state to the global internet.
In July 2021, Governor Newsom signed SB 156. This directed the California Department of Technology to develop a statewide, open-access middle-mile network. SB 156 provides $3.25 billion to build the necessary infrastructure to bring internet connectivity to homes, businesses and community institutions.
Last-mile infrastructure projects funded by CA Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) grants will bring service to people’s homes
SB 156 included $2 billion to build last-mile infrastructure, funding for local agency technical assistance, and a loan loss reserve. The California Public Utilities Commission administers these along with a suite of existing programs that support broadband deployment, assistance, affordability, and adoption.
Lack of broadband availability
This $6 billion investment will make broadband more accessible than ever before, expanding opportunity across the spectrum for students, families and businesses.
— Governor Gavin Newsom
Tools to empower communities
Middle-Mile Advisory Council Meeting (Hybrid)
January 19, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
California Broadband Council Meeting (Hybrid)
January 24, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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