Community Investment Incentives
Communities want and need high performance, future-proof all-fiber networks. Many are working with the Fiber Broadband Association, state broadband agencies, providers, consultants and other entities to drive investments by potential network operators — be they the local incumbent, a competitive entrant or even the community itself. Communities are creating a compendium of best practices which the Fiber Broadband Association will track and make available.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger commissioned the California Broadband Task Force (CBTF) to "remove barriers to broadband access, identify opportunities for increased broadband adoption, and enable the creation and deployment of new advanced communications technologies." The governor also requested that the CBTF "pay particular attention to how broadband can be used to substantially benefit educational institutions, healthcare institutions, community-based organizations, and governmental institutions." This document meets both those objectives and also includes specific recommendations to achieve the governor's goals.