Internet For All: California Department of Technology Readies 3000 Miles of Broadband Network Infrastructure

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A bunch of people on computers in a dark room

A bunch of people on computers in a dark room

By: Emily Andrews 

 

SACRAMENTO, CA––The California Department of Technology has begun readying 3,000 miles of network infrastructure in order to implement the Broadband Infrastructure Package approved in 2021.

 

In August 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-73-20 to improve digital connectivity throughout California. The Broadband Council, established in 2010 and run by 12 members of the California Department of Technology, was directed by the order to develop a statewide Broadband Action Plan.

 

In July 2021, Governor Newsom signed a historic broadband legislation, SB 156, that aimed to provide reliable, equitable internet access for all Californians across the state. 6 billion

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California Readies 3,000 Miles of Network Infrastructure to Achieve Broadband for All

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The California Department of Technology secures the optical fiber needed to lay 3,000 miles of broadband infrastructure

675,000 underserved Californians would gain access to high-speed internet across the state with new broadband network

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California is one step closer to delivering affordable high-speed internet service to communities throughout the state, awarding new contracts that will supply the materials necessary for building 3,000 miles of broadband infrastructure.

The California Department of Technology, as part of the state’s Middle-Mile Broadband Initiative, awarded contracts to two vendors totaling nearly $225 million that will allow the

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