Links

Links to track specific legislation:
Legi-Scan – https://legiscan.com/CA/legislation
Legi-Info – http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billSearchClient.xhtml
Congress.gov – https://www.congress.gov

 

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) BroadbandUSA initiative presents this guide to key federal programs that offer funding for broadband-related projects. NTIA intends this guide to answer questions from communities on how to access federal funding to support broadband planning, public access, digital literacy, adoption, and deployment.

NTIA Broadband Federal Funding Guide

California Telehealth Network (CTN)

The CTN is an independent 501c3 non-profit, whose mission is to promote advanced information technologies and services to medically underserved and rural Californians to improve access to high quality healthcare. They are California’s authorized FCC broadband consortia for healthcare, with priority access to the FCC’s Healthcare Connect fund for qualified healthcare providers.  Enrollment in the program allows CTN to provide a 65% subsidy to their members on a private broadband network that offers high speed, quality of service and is designated specifically for health care facilities.

California Telehealth Network Brochure
California Telehealth Resource Center Flyer
Press Release-CTN receives USDA grant
Alliance invitation to CTN presentation on Sept. 11th, 2015
Agenda for CTN presentation
CTN PowerPoint presentation 9-11-15

 

Teleconnect Fund Program (pdf of information)

The California Teleconnect Fund is a state program that provides a 50% discount for advanced communication services such as broadband internet, to qualified community entities and non-profits. It is administered by the CPUC – California Public Utilities Commission.

 

 

California Broadband Map

The California Broadband Map was created as part of the National Broadband Map project.   Unfortunately, this map shows service advertised by carriers, not the actual service delivered by carriers to consumers on the ground – this is the map problem.

California Broadband Task Force: Final Report

The report includes maps of current broadband availability and speed, recommendations to achieve universal access and increased use, and a timeframe in which to meet these critical goals.

Executive Order 13616 – Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Across the United States

Executive Order 13616 is intended to make broadband construction projects along Federal roadways and properties cheaper and more efficient. This page provides current status of implementation of EO-13616.

Fiber to the Home Council Americas

Non-profit association consisting of companies, manufacturers, and organizations that deliver video, Internet and/or voice services over high-bandwidth, next-generation, direct fiber optic connections.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (LSR) defends the right of communities to build Internet networks without states or the federal government creating unique barriers that apply only to public sector providers. The majority of our online work in this space appears on a dedicated site run by ILSR – Community Broadband Networks.

Mendocino Coast Broadband Alliance

Volunteer group working to bring high-speed Internet access to currently unserved parts of the Mendocino coast in northern California, including outer Mendocino Village, Little River, Albion, and Navarro Ridge. Also helps other areas from Westport to Gualala and Boonville with logistics.

The National Broadband Plan: Connecting America

Federal Communication Commission’s website for The National Broadband Plan. Includes resources for consumers, broadband maps, and more.

National Broadband Map

The National Broadband Map was created by Congress to show broadband service throughout the nation.  Unfortunately, this map shows service advertised by the carriers, not the actual service delivered by carriers to consumers on the ground – the map problem.  The California Broadband Map was created as part of the National Broadband Map.  For additional information, see the NTIA National Broadband Map page.

CountyOffice.org

CountyOffice.org is the most accurate internet database of county government offices in the United States. Use this site to locate your county assessor, board of elections, chamber of commerce, child support offices, colleges, coroner, courts, and much more, with all relevant details.