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Steve Blum: California legislators lean toward faster broadband standard, as committees wrap up work

By Steve Blum Tellus Venture Associates Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat April 14, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Two competing broadband infrastructure bills faced..

August 20, 2020

One Small California Town’s 15-Year Fight for Universal Broadband

By Joe MatthewsZócalo May 26, 2020 — Gonzales, CA (Photo source: City of Gonzales) Gonzales’ victory is a lesson on power, and how communities can beat..

May 26, 2020

CCBC compiles broadband resource list to assist Central Coast residents during pandemic

Sarah Vickers-Webb Production & Editorial Assistant Santa Cruz Tech Beat April 1, 2020 — Santa Cruz Consortium addresses increased broadband needs, and..

April 1, 2020

Monterey Bay broadband expert group offers conduit design advice

By Steve Blum Tellus Venture Associates February 16, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA It’s one thing to say that empty telecoms conduit – shadow conduit – should..

February 16, 2017

Survey finds a wealth of fiber in Santa Cruz, but it’s mostly exclusive wealth

By Steve Blum Tellus Venture Associates Santa Cruz – the city and surrounding unincorporated communities – is laced with fiber optic cables. That’s the..

November 3, 2014

Surfnet teams with Sunesys to win $10.6 million grant for regional fiber network

by Bojana Fazarinc Surfnet Communications Bringing high broadband access, speeds and affordability A state grant for a 91-mile fiber optic network, bringing..

April 15, 2014

Completely Cut Off

by James Hackett Cruzio Reflecting back to 2009 when Santa Cruz internet, cell phones, landlines, ATMs and even for a while 911 services were disabled Five..

April 10, 2014

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