Rural California Looking for Broadband


Modesto-based think-tank Great Valley Center is making a case for bringing broadband access to parts of rural San Joaquin Valley in Central California, and program director CArolyn Ratto will appear before the state’s Public Utilities Commission sometime today. She will get six minutes to present her arguments. Broadband has been slow to arrive in these parts, the think tank argues. It believes that special incentives would get the ball rolling and give vital impetus to carriers to build broadband networks in the region.

“I’m organizing my notes and making sure I hit all the major points,” Ratto said Monday. “I will set the stage about the inequitable lack of high-speed broadband access in the region.” (Modesto Bee)

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