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1 1 Broadband Deployment & Adoption Efforts in California

2 2 Broadband Efforts in California The California Trifecta California Emerging Technology Fund California Advanced Services Fund (California Public Utilities Commission) Executive Order S Business, Transportation & Housing Agency / Governor’s Office

3 3 Broadband Efforts in California: Executive Order Executive Order S-23-06, “Twenty-First Century Government: Expanding Broadband Access and Usage in California” Timeline: Signed 18 months ago - 11/28/06 Contents: California Broadband Task Force Streamlined permitting, including a new rate structure for broadband placed on state ROW, a unified application, specific permit regulations, dispute resolution guide and broadband ombudsmen; Fiber Collaboration Database Increased use of wireless, streaming video and webcasting by state agencies Broadband Best Practices Summit (not required by Exec. Order)

4 4 Organization Co-Chairs: Dale Bonner (BTH) and Charlie Giancarlo (Cisco) CBTF Members (21) –2 Local Government –2 State Government –7 Private Industry –2 Non-Profit –2 Legislators –2 Foundation –4 University Working Groups:  Build-Out  Economic Development  Education  Emerging Technology & New Applications  Health Care  Public/Private Partnerships for Community Development Total CBTF Participation: 70+ People Working Group Composition: -Task Force Members -Additional Subject Matter Experts -No Trade Groups -Chaired by Staff to CBTF Members or other Subject Matter Experts Staff Support BTH Agency Cisco Broadband Efforts in California: Executive Order

5 5 Research in the Final Task Force Report Statewide Maps of Wireline Broadband Availability and Speeds Statewide Maps of Wireless Broadband Availability (online only) Survey of Broadband Prices across California Analysis of Experienced Speeds Summary of current adoption/subscriber research Broadband Efforts in California: Executive Order

6 6 Task Force Recommendations 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 Broadband Efforts in California: Executive Order

7 7 California Advanced Services Fund: CASF is a two year program established by the CPUC in December 2007 in Decision No to provide $100 million in matching funds for up to 40% of a total project cost for deployment of broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas of California. The CASF is funded by a 0.25% surcharge on end users’ intrastate bills, effective January 1, 2008, for two years. Priority will be given to unserved areas first, defined as areas not served by any form of facilities based broadband, or where Internet connectivity is available only through dial up service or satellite. If funds are still available, CASF funding will be extended to underserved areas, defined as areas where broadband available but no facilities-based provider offers service at speeds of 3 Mega Bits Per Second (MBPS) download and 1 MBPS upload. Broadband Efforts in California: CASF

8 Eligibility: The decision allows any broadband provider to apply for CASF funds as it is technology neutral. It is expected the applicants may be incumbent phone carriers, cable companies, competitive local exchange carriers, wireless companies, and Internet Service Providers. The CPUC encourages communities who are unserved or underserved to actively engage your nearby potential broadband providers to ask them to serve you, using these CASF funds. Broadband Efforts in California: CASF

9 Broadband Efforts in California: CASF CASF Deadlines: CASF Projects are expected to be completed within two years after grant. Payment to CASF participant is on a progress billing basis with first 25% to be made on proponent’s submission to PUC staff a progress report showing 25% of total project is complete, with subsequent payments to be made on 25% increments. Financial audits/verifications during project implementation are possible. The CPUC expects that July 3, 2008 will be the first deadline for applications (subject to a May 29, 2008 vote of the final resolution by the Commission) SB1193 is a bill by Senator Alex Padilla to codify the CASF program and set up important State Treasury mechanisms for fiscal responsibility.

10 Contact Information: California Broadband Initiative (Task Force, Executive Order) Anne Neville, California Advanced Services Fund Robert Haga,


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