Advanced Communications Services:
San Joaquin Valley Regional Broadband Consortium

The Focus

Facilitate the deployment and utilization of advanced communications services and information technology throughout the region. ACTION PLAN >



San Joaquin Valley Broadband Consortium

Phillip Siegrist
Research Assistant
Office of Community & Economic Development
(559) 347-3927 Direct

(559) 294-6021 Main

California State University, Fresno
5010 N Woodrow Ave., Ste. 200, M/S WC142
Fresno, CA 93740

Broadband Consortium Members

Kudos 2013 | Central Valley Next Generation Broadband Infrastructure Project

Vast Networks (Vast), in conjunction with Corporation for Education Networks Initiatives in California (CENIC), launched a $66.6 million project aimed at connecting broadband throughout 18 counties (including the eight San Joaquin Valley counties), and a territory that is home to 11 percent of the state’s population. See Full Kudos

Year In Review 2013

Communities in the San Joaquin Valley eight-county region got a broadband boost this year, especially those unserved and underserved. The San Joaquin Valley Regional Broadband Consortium received $150,000 a year for up to three years from California Public Utilities Commission to bring broadband infrastructure specifically to these areas. The San Joaquin Valley Regional Broadband Consortium (SJVRBC), administered by the Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State through the Partnership Advanced Communications Services Work Group. In its second year, SJVRBC is dedicated to expediting the provision of broadband access in all areas of the San Joaquin Valley; promoting accessibility and utilization of broadband in targeted underserved and unserved communities and populations; expanding and replicating successful model programs to increase access to broadband and information technology in order to bridge the digital divide; and accelerating deployment of broadband infrastructure through telemedicine and telehealth technology. See Full Year-In-Review.



Funding approved for the Cressman Project in the amount of $1,027,380

Broadband Consortium Work

CPUC Broadband Availability Public Feedback Survey: Directions
Check out other SJVRBC work here.

Resource Documents

AB 1299 Passes out of California State Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce
For full library of documents, click here.

Upcoming Meeting

Thursday, August 21, 2014
9 a.m. – Noon
Tulare County Resource Mgmt. Agency Building
Main Conference Room
5961 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277

Past Meetings

April 2014
For all meetings, click here.


July 2014
For archived newsletters, click here


2nd Quarter 2013
POSTED 09.06.2013
For archived reports, click here.


California Emerging Technology Fund Reaction to Comcast Internet Essentials Announcement
UPDATED 03.11.2014