Monday, August 25, 2008

USA - Broadband in California

The State of Connectivity: Building Innovation Through Broadband
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The California Broadband Task Force today released its final findings and recommendations in a report to the Governor and Legislature. The report, “The State of Connectivity: Building Innovation Through Broadband,” represents the culmination of more than a year of work by the Task Force, including 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.

“The seven recommendations developed by the Task Force address how to reach communities with little or no access, while increasing broadband adoption rates statewide,” said Secretary Dale E. Bonner, Co-Chair of the Task Force. “Implementing these recommendations will create jobs, improve public health and safety and expand educational opportunities.”

In order to bring the tremendous advantage of high speed internet to even more Californians, the Task Force has proposed seven recommendations, each containing action items to be led by both the public and private sector:

• Build out high-speed broadband infrastructure to all Californians
• Develop model permitting standards and encourage collaboration among providers
• Increase the use and adoption of broadband and computer technology
• Engage and reward broadband innovation and research
• Create a statewide e-health network
• Leverage educational opportunities to increase broadband use
• Continue state-level and statewide leadership

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