"Working to bring high-speed internet to all of Northern California."
The Latest News:
Together with other Consortia, the Northeastern California Connect and
Upstate California Connect Consortia aim to create a comprehensive,
integrated, open-access, middle-mile, and last-mile broadband
infrastructure that will connect 16 rural counties in Northern
California (Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen,
Mendocino, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, and
Yolo). Having such a cohesive network infrastructure throughout Northern
California will have a similar impact as roads and waterways currently
have. Without such a comprehensive broadband infrastructure, the over
1.6 million northern Californians living in these counties will continue
to be deprived of proper access to the broadband services that are
increasingly essential to the quality of life in the 21st century.
The latest quarterly newsletters for the Northeastern California Connect
and Upstate California Connect Consortia have gone out, full of
information about the latest activities in both projects. You are invited to visit
of the Consortia newsletters and sign up for future updates.
All community supporters will be kept apprised of the status of the Project, and we'd like to thank you all for your support and participation.
For the most current information please click on the links above and come back to this page as we'll be updating our site to compliment CENIC's site.
UCCC and NECCC are two of fourteen regional consortia in California. Steve Blum of Tellus Venture Associates has put together an informative map of all fourteen consortiums which can be seen on their website, tellusventure.com/consortia.
What is broadband?
The Center for Economic Development (CED) has partnered with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and the McConnell Foundation of Redding, California to prepare an aggregate demand study of broadband services for twelve Northern California counties. Broadband is often refered to as "high-speed" internet because of its high rate of data transmission.
The study separates the area into two regions by geographic locations encompassing 5 and 7 counties, respectively:
Colusa • Glenn • Lake • Sutter
Butte • Lassen • Modoc • Plumas • Shasta • Siskiyou • Tehama
The working partnerships are established to accelerate the deployment of broadband and other advanced communication services throughout rural California in order to promote economic competitiveness, access to essential services and improve quality of life. The partnerships involve co-sponsorship and co-convening for a series of "fact-finding conversations" among civic leaders, stakeholders and industry followed by co-funding for a project to gather and analyze data about broadband awareness and demand, access and aggregate prospective demand for broadband, and identify a preferred scenario for broadband infrastructure. The project will result in a summary report depicting the development of broadband infrastructure in Northern California.
Key project partners
- California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF)
- McConnell Foundation
- California State University, Chico
- Plumas Corporation
- Tri-County Economic Development District
- Superior California Economic Development District
- Siskiyou County Economic Development Corporation
See where Broadband is currently "connected"