• 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

    • Updated Rules for USDA's Rural Utilities Service Loans

      The US Department of Ag’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) updated its rules for the current round of loan applications. The main highlights are:     The agency is revising its definition of ‘‘Broadband Service.’’ The speed to determine eligibility is 25/3 mbps for both fixed and mobile.  The  ‘‘Broadband

    • CA Broadband Council Meeting August 23, 2017
    • Charter Communications Launches $1 Million Grant Program To Support Digital Education

      Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced the launch of its Spectrum Digital Education Grant Program, a philanthropic initiative designed to support nonprofit organizations that educate community members on the benefits of broadband and how to use it to improve their lives.  The objective of the Spectrum Digital Education Grant Program is to provide digital education in the communities we serve through financial grants, PSAs, workshops and webinars to local nonprofit organizations. Spectrum Digital Education Grant Program applications and program details will be available on responsibility.spectrum.com/digitaledgrant beginning June 15, 2017. Applications will be available for download and accepted starting June 30, 2017.  

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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. 

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