Advancing California Broadband On The Front Lines
Sept. 1, 2021
During the summer of 2021, California saw encouraging steps aimed at ending the digital crisis, including historic legislation signed by Governor Newsom in July to invest $6 billion in broadband infrastructure and new federal funding in the pipeline. At the same time, local communities and organizations have been working on the front lines, forging partnerships and initiatives to expand broadband to families and communities where sufficient service and access are lacking. Along with the recent state and federal investments, these advancements are noteworthy contributions toward a more equitable broadband landscape, which has been an ongoing focus of California Forward and the California Economic Summit.