Overcome local barriers to deployment and adoption

Background: The policies, ordinances and procedures of cities and counties, can have a large impact on the ability to deploy broadband facilities

Goal: Catalogue the policies, ordinances and procedures common to local jurisdictions, and recommend solutions while protecting the interests of cities and counties.

Members: representatives from wireless and wireline broadband providers, the California Emerging Technology Fund, local and county governments, and members of the public. 

 Examples: The County of Santa Cruz Information Services, Planning, and Public Works departments have been working on administrative and planning initiatives to increase broadband infrastructure. They include:  

  1. Dig once ordinance 
  2. Draft conduit specifications, draft master lease agreement, and proposed telecommunications infrastructure ordinance