Broadband meeting confab scheduled in Cool

By From page B1 | February 19, 2014

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 to[email protected] 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, [email protected] or visit


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