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Broadband meeting confab scheduled in Cool

From page B1 | February 19, 2014 | 5 Comments

The next broadband community meetings are scheduled as follows:

Feb. 23 at the Cool Community Church, 863 Cave Valley Road, Cool, from 12:15-1:15 p.m.  This meeting is for the residents living in the Divide community 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:

The GCBC is also looking for neighborhood advocates to notify their neighbors of upcoming community meetings.  Please send an e-mail 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: For more information on SEDCorp or the Gold Country Broadband Consortium, contact Randy Wagner, CEO, 530-823-4703, or visit


Discussion | 5 comments

  • EvelynFebruary 14, 2014 - 5:39 pm

    Where is Coool?

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 14, 2014 - 6:00 pm

    Next to groovy :) Since I spell horribly all the time--thought id try humor instead....lolololol

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 14, 2014 - 5:59 pm

    this is the same group that came up to Pollock....Harper brought it in. this is where if you ask the right questions--you can learn that there is no need for libraries anymore--they will becomes internet why not just give all the money to the schools (the other hubs). Schools can bring in adult learning as well--once the kido s go home. let me know if you found out a cost. i asked three-four times. even the state people agreed someone should have some kind of cost available. It is also a "party " have a party--then some of your friends have a party... shaking head. I cant wait for the day everyone figures out who brought what ideas to where...Pollock? Hope you are starting to read :)

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 14, 2014 - 6:09 pm

    Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp) DirectionsBe the first to review Address: 560 Wall St, Auburn, CA 95603 <---I have never been to Auburn before--doesnt seem to be a need--they are all coming here.

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  • Fran DuchampFebruary 14, 2014 - 6:28 pm

    Tuesday Jul 22 2008 comments Wireless work funded by state in El Dorado County Broadband Internet service the goal in the next 2 years " As a condition of approving the phone-company mergers of SBC and AT&T, and of Verizon and MCI, the state Public Utilities Commission ordered SBC-AT&T to commit $45 million and Verizon-MCI to commit $15 million over five years to the technology fund." <---follow these guys through the last few eocnomic groups--pay attention to the names that keep reappearing...interesting.

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