Connecting California

Governor Newsom Acts on Legislation Championed by CA FWD Action Fund
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Key bills represent historic and meaningful investments in broadband, wildfires and more

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Regional Broadband Consortia: Local Activators Pave the Way
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Groups working regionally to close the digital divide poised to be influential in new investments in broadband access

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Historic Investments for Regions, Forest Resilience and Broadband Access Approved by California Lawmakers
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Approved were a $600 million regional economic planning fund and more than $1 billion in wildfire funding this year

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Advancing California Broadband on the Front Lines
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A rundown of local and regional initiatives working to fill gaps in connectivity

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Statewide Coalition Applauds Historic Broadband Investment
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SACRAMENTO – In a significant victory for counties, coalition allies and all Californians, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 156 into law, providing a historic $6 billion investment in broadband infrastructure.…

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Addressing California’s Digital Crisis: Open-Access Middle-Mile Network Deployment
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To help address California’s broadband crisis, the Governor and Legislature have come together through recent budget actions to fund $6 billion in new broadband infrastructure and increased access for service.

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PolicyWise Episode 25: Closing the Digital Divide with Jacob Martinez
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Digital NEST founder talks about closing the digital divide to give underserved communities and youth equal opportunity

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