CPUC Awards Second Round of Grants to Local Governments To Help Close the Digital Divide

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today announced it has made its largest award of State broadband funds to local governments to-date by providing $14 million in broadband technical assistance grants to 28 local governments to support efforts to close the digital divide.

“The relatively high cost of deployment in many rural areas has historically left these communities underserved by traditional providers,” said Commissioner Darcie L. Houck. “Technical Assistance grants will aid local agencies and Tribes in their efforts to fill the gaps left behind, helping to ensure economic opportunity and public safety for rural residents, businesses, and visitors.”

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