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.
The next meeting of the California Broadband Council is scheduled for December 8 from 9:30-11:30 in Sacramento in the State Capitol Building, Room 126. Agenda.
Union City is seeking a minimum uninterrupted steady speed of 10 gigabytes for each commercial and residential customer who wishes to purchase the service. Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2016. RFP Full Document
Proposals are due no later than 3:00 PM PT on Monday, October 31, 2016. RFP Full Document
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.