• 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

    • 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.  

    • UC Riverside School of Public Policy Hiring Broadband Faculty Position

      The UCR School of Public Policy (SPP) invites applications for a tenured faculty appointment in technology, society and policy. Ideal applicants will have a strong research record and policy interest in topics at the intersection of society and technology (particularly broadband and digital technologies), with an emphasis on the role of public policy in expanding broadband access and digital literacy, including ways that science and technology policy can improve social and economic opportunities and civic participation. Click here to apply.


    • The City of Union City has issued a Request for Proposal to design and install a high-speed dark fiber network in City-owned conduit

      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 

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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