Community meetings in April to improve Internet Service
Come listen and learn about joint efforts by the California Public Utilities Commission, Sierra Economic Development Corporation and the County of El Dorado to help bring broadband service to densely populated rural communities. Be prepared to discuss options, interest and your willingness to participate in helping to better serve your community.
The next El Dorado County Community Meetings are scheduled for Coloma (April 15) at the Gold Trail Grange on Highway 49; Latrobe (April 17) at the Latrobe Fire Station; Rescue (April 22) at the Rescue Community Center; and Chrome Ridge/Pleasant Valley (April 29) at the Pleasant Valley Middle School Library. All meetings are from 6 to 7 p.m. These meetings are for citizens living in those areas and surrounding neighborhoods.
The Gold Country Broadband Consortium (GCBC) is one of 14 regional consortia in the state funded by the California Advanced Services Fund Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia grant program to leverage regional, state and national resources as an investment in improving and expanding broadband access. The GCBC needs the assistance of all rural residents and businesses by performing an Internet speed test. To conduct the speed test, visit the the GCBC Website and follow the directions at goldcountryconsortium.wordpress.com/instructions.
The GCBC is also looking for neighborhood advocates to notify their neighbors of upcoming community meetings. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to serve your community as a neighborhood advocate.
The Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp) is the facilitator of a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) grant to launch a public-private partnership aimed at increasing digital access and use in Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Sierra and eastern Alpine counties. Additional information and announcements will be posted on the Gold Country Broadband Consortium Blog: goldcountryconsortium.wordpress.com.
Please bookmark this blog as the go-to place for the latest GCBC updates and maps. For more information on SEDCorp or the Gold Country Broadband Consortium, contact Randy Wagner, CEO, at 530-823-4703, email@example.com, or visit www.sedcorp.biz.