• Welcome to the California Broadband Council Website

    Following the groundbreaking work by the California Broadband Task Force, the California Broadband Council was established by legislation in 2010 (S.B. 1462 – Padilla) to marshal the state’s resources to further the objectives of increasing broadband network deployment, and eliminating the Digital Divide by expanding broadband accessibility, literacy, adoption, and usage.

  • Working Groups

  • Announcements

    • The next Broadband Council meeting

      is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 15 from 9:30-12:00 at U.C. Riverside’s School of Public Policy in Riverside.

    • By Laws presented on April 22, 2015

      The Council will be voting to adopt the following by-laws which were presented to the Council on April 22.

    • April 22, 2015The Council met on April 22 in the State Capitol and welcomed new members, the Honorable Ben Hueso, Chair, Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee, and the Honorable Anthony Rendon, Chair, Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee, and California Public Utilities Commissioner Catherine Sandoval. The Council elected Senator Ben Hueso to be Vice-Chair of the Council. The next meeting is planned to be held in Riverside in late summer.
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  • Our Mission

    The Council is charged with reviewing implementation of the 2008 Broadband Task Force Report recommendations and improving coordination among state agencies.  The Council will help applicants to compete more effectively for federal funds made available through the National Broadband Plan, building on the $420 million in broadband infrastructure grants from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the $57 million in California Advanced Services Fund grants already awarded in the state.

  • Resources for Internet Service Providers