Access Sonoma Broadband

It has become impossible to lead one’s life, or conduct one’s business without adequate broadband access. Throughout the world broadband is now recognized as a basic human right.

Unfortunately, rural communities across the nation face economic disenfranchisement and failed economies due to inadequate broadband access.

To address this challenge, the Sonoma County Economic Development Board Department has formed Access Sonoma Broadband to work with residents, businesses and governmental agencies to close the digital divide. ASB has been endorsed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Broadband deployment throughout the County is supported by the Board’s economic development strategy and legislative state and federal legislative platforms.

Affordable High-Speed Broadband for All Americans [YouTube Video]

Obama Affordable High Speed Internet 250 President Obama speaks on the need for affordable high-speed broadband for all Americans, and how certain small cities and towns are taking steps to lay a foundation for broadband access that rivals the most connected cites in the world. Watch Now [YouTube Video]
  • Published on October 17, 2016

    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has launched an online questionnaire for the Call Completion proceeding.

  • Published on August 25, 2016

    On Thursday August 18th the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved a grant for construction of the Race Communications Gigafy Occidental Project for fiber-to-the-home, high-speed broadband Internet to the unserved area west of the town of Occidental. The grant is funded by the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF), and administered and managed by the CPUC.

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Contact Information

141 Stony Circle
Suite 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
38.440161, -122.745781

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Community Based Broadband Solutions
by the Executive Office of the President

Preliminary Report on Internet and Phone Outages in Mendocino County
During the week of August 4, 2014

Understanding Broadband Performance Factors [PDF]
All megabits are not created equal. Speed is only one of many criteria in selecting the right broadband technology for your application.

The Web at 25 in the U.S. [PDF]
This report is the first part of a sustained effort through 2014 by the Pew Research Center to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners - Lee


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