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The 2021-22 Spending Plan: Broadband Infrastructure


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The 2023-24 Budget: Broadband Infrastructure

March 20, 2023 - This brief provides updates on federal and state broadband programs and projects, including the state’s 2021 broadband infrastructure spending plan, and considers the proposed delays of broadband infrastructure funding in the Governor’s 2023-24 budget.

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[PDF] Overview of the Middle-Mile Broadband Initiative

February 16, 2022 - Assembly Committee on Communications and Conveyance

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The 2024-25 Budget: Broadband Infrastructure

February 28, 2024 - In this brief, we (1) provide updates on three major state broadband programs and projects and three federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act broadband programs; (2) assess each of the broadband infrastructure proposals in the Governor’s 2024-25 budget within the context of a serious budget problem in 2024-25, as well as significant projected future budget deficits; and (3) offer a number of recommendations, including additional budget solutions for legislative consideration.

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[PDF] Overview of Last-Mile Broadband Infrastructure Project Administration and Funding

April 6, 2022 - Presented to: Assembly Committee on Communications and Conveyance

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[PDF] Overview and Status of Major Federal and State Broadband Programs and Projects

March 7, 2023 - Presented to: Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications

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[PDF] Overview of Major Federal and State Broadband Programs and Projects

February 28, 2024 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 7 on Accountability and Oversight

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The 2021-22 Budget: Preliminary Comments on the Governor’s May Revision Proposal for Broadband Infrastructure

May 24, 2021 - The administration’s 2021-22 May Revision proposes up to $7 billion (federal and state funds) over two fiscal years to fund state broadband infrastructure projects and programs. In this post, we provide our preliminary comments on this proposal, reflecting our understanding of the proposal as of Sunday, May 23, and provide options for legislative consideration.

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The 2024-25 Budget: Broadband Infrastructure at May Revision

May 23, 2024 - This post assesses and makes recommendations regarding the Governor’s 2024-25 May Revision proposals related to broadband infrastructure.

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The 2023-24 California Spending Plan: Other Provisions

November 8, 2023 - This post discusses features of the state's spending plan that were not covered elsewhere in the 2023-24 Spending Plan series.

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The 2021-22 Budget: Overview of the Spending Plan (Final Version)

October 27, 2021 - Each year, our office publishes the California Spending Plan to summarize the annual state budget. This publication provides an overview of the 2021-22 Budget Act, then highlights major features of the budget approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor.

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The 2022-23 California Spending Plan: Other Provisions

September 27, 2022 - This post discusses features of the state's spending plan that were not covered elsewhere in the 2022-23 Spending Plan series.

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The 2014-15 Budget: An Analysis of Local Libraries' Internet Speeds

March 27, 2014 - In this report, we assess the Governor's proposal to provide state funds for the California State Library to contract with the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) in an effort to increase Internet speeds at local libraries. We find that the Governor’s plan is unlikely to increase speeds at many libraries and lacks adequate cost information. We recommend the Legislature reject the Governor’s proposal and instead focus on improving existing state programs designed to increase Internet speeds for libraries as well as other entities.

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[PDF] Broadband Internet Access for Distance Learning

October 14, 2020 - Presented to: Assembly Education Committee Hon. Patrick O’Donnell, Chair and Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee Hon. Miguel Santiago, Chair

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Snapshot of Internet Usage in Schools

January 13, 2015 - Provides information about schools’ Internet speeds, service providers, and the number of devices per student.

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[PDF] The 2015-16 Budget: Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grants for Schools

May 5, 2015 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

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An Overview of Internet in Schools

January 7, 2015 - Describes key aspects of schools’ Internet connections, including physical infrastructure, connection speeds, Internet service providers, devices used to display Internet content, and networking equipment.