An Overview of Current Broadband Deployment in Nevada County

Federally Funded Projects

In early 2010, two broadband projects were funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that will have impact in Nevada County.

(1) The Central Valley Next-Generation Broadband Infrastructure Project

This $66M project provides a redundant fiber-optic backbone that goes through 18 counties including western Nevada County. 80% of the project [...]

Comcast’s Questionable Low-Income Service

About a year ago with much fanfare, former California Public Utilities Commissioner Rachelle Chong, employed by Comcast, announced Comcast’s Internet access service for low income households in California. Recently, the Gold Country Broadband Consortium blog also touted this $9.95 per month service.

However, the devil is indeed in the details. DSLReports.com posted today that [...]

Sat Sept 22 Broadband Event at Nevada Union High School

The next quarterly meeting of the Gold Country Broadband Consortium is taking place in Grass Valley at the Nevada Union High School (11761 Ridge Road) cafeteria / multi-purpose room on Sat Sept 22 from 1-4pm. This event is being presented by the Nevada County Broadband Advisory Group, a committee composed of representatives from City/County government, [...]