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Region Gets Federal $$ For Internet Infrastructure

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be investing $395,877 over the next decade to support the construction of broadband to homes and businesses across the Central Valley. Within six years, internet providers must build much-needed and long overdue internet infrastructure to provide communities with access to broadband.

“It doesn’t matter if you live in a big city or a small town – every American deserves access to the internet for work, for school, and to stay connected,” said area Congressman Josh Harder (CA-10). “This investment will get many homes and businesses in our area the internet access they need. In this day and age, it’s unbelievable that people in our communities still lack access to the internet. That’s unacceptable.”

The investment is part of the larger Connect America Fund Phase II, which seeks to close the digital divide in rural America. Additional investments will be announced over the coming months.