Ubiquitous Broadband starts today.
Broadband is an essential public good in today's modern society. Basic daily tasks, such as remote work, distance learning, telehealth, and social networking are just a few examples of services that rely on
high-quality broadband service and provide a digital avenue for economic prosperity and improved quality of life.
JVRBC seeks organizations comfortable working as partners or collaborators to increase knowledge of the unserved and underserved residents and improve access to broadband in the San Joaquin Valley.
These partners may include but are not limited to: Internet Services Providers (ISPs, including Wireless ISPs, both for-profit and not-for-profit); K-12 school districts; higher education institutions (California Community Colleges, California State Universities, University of California); tribal governments; counties; cities; library districts; water districts; health care systems and facilities; land-use development corporations; and community-based organizations (CBOs).
If you are interested in becoming a partner please download the RFQPP and submit your Expression of Interest (EOI).
Our scope of work towards achieving Ubiquitous Broadband
SJVRBC seeks to identify public, private, or non-profit entities willing to partner or collaborate to improve broadband access to underserved and unserved households in the San Joaquin Valley consistent with the Map of Needs and Opportunities. In addition, SJVRBC will identify entities interested in co-sponsoring competitive grant applications to obtain public funding to deploy infrastructure and provide ubiquitous broadband service to the targeted populations in the San Joaquin Valley .
This RFQPP is intended to identify Prospective Partners from responders who are willing and prepared to deploy broadband infrastructure to the hardest-to-reach unserved households—rural remote communities, including Tribal Lands, and high-poverty urban neighborhoods—and then connect and/or upgrade all other locations along the path of deployment, including all anchor institutions. “Anchor institutions” generally refers to government facilities and public service agencies, including, but not limited to: government buildings; schools; libraries; health care clinics; hospitals and medical care complexes; community centers; law enforcement facilities; emergency services complexes; fairgrounds; airports (including general aviation); and non-profit community-based organizations. Responders are encouraged to identify all anchor institutions that will benefit from the proposed project(s) and to identify locations that may be anchor institutions not listed herein.