Thursday, June 27, 2013

East Bay Broadband Consortium

The East Bay Broadband Consortium (EBBC) is an East Bay regional initiative organized to improve broadband deployment, access, and adoption in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties through a collaborative regional approach.
Broadband – high speed Internet – is a critical 21st century infrastructure that is a key enabling technology for:
  • Economic competitiveness
  • Public health and safety
  • Sustainable Communities
  • The Smart Grid
  • Access to information and services delivered through broadband applications and technologies
Basic digital literacy skills are virtually essential to every aspect of the 21st century economy. Yet infrastructure and access gaps are present in the East Bay, resulting in a persistent “Digital Divide.”
EBBC was formed to close these gaps and advance the region as a center of innovation for advanced communications technologies, leveraging the region’s deep knowledge assets. The EBBC Action Plan will identify and leverage opportunities aimed at increasing:
  1. The region’s broadband infrastructure investments (public and privately financed).
  2. Affordable access to broadband technologies.
  3. Wide adoption of broadband to acquire the benefits of these technologies.
The EBBC vision is to make the three-county East Bay the nation’s leading broadband enabled region in the nation.

For more information, visit the initiative website: