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Welcome to the California Broadband Council

The California Broadband Council (CBC) was established in 2010 by legislation (S.B. 1462 – Padilla) “…to promote broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas of the state as defined by the Public Utilities Commission, and broadband adoption throughout the state.”  Moreover, the CBC identifies state resources, encourages public and private partnerships, and recommends strategic policy and legislation to establish the right structure for providing world class high speed Internet access throughout the state of California.  The CBC is run by the California Department of Technology’s Office of Broadband and Digital Literacy, and supports the Council by managing the statewide ecosystem of individuals and organizations dedicated to closing the digital divide.

The California Broadband Council consists of 9 members representing key state organizations and the legislators.  In 2018 the CBC created 3 key task forces to support its objectives: Long Term Goals, Surplus Equipment and Tribal. Together, the CBC and its supporting task forces are focused on establishing broadband access at 98% and broadband adoption to 90% by 2023, ultimately eliminating the Digital Divide.

We need your help to secure a 100% response rate from the Tribes.
If you are a representative of one of California’s 109 federally recognized tribes, the California Broadband Council’s Tribal Task Force wants to know about your current broadband access and needs.  Your critical feedback enables The California Tribal Task Force to advocate and support the broadband needs for your tribal lands. Click the link below to complete the survey now.

Upcoming Meetings

California Department of
Tax and Fee Administration
(CDTFA) Boardroom, 450 N St.,
MIC: 104, Sacramento, CA 95814
Thursdays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

October 17, 2019
Minutes, Presentation

Council Members

California Department of Technology logo
California State Senate Seal

California State Senate, District 40

Senator Ben Hueso, Vice-Chairperson

California State Assembly seal

California State Assembly, District 64

The Honorable Mike A. Gipson, Member

California Public Utilities Commission logo

California Public Utilities Commission

Martha Guzman Aceves, Member

California Emerging Technology Fund logo

California Emerging Technology Fund

Sunne Wright McPeak, Member