Today, Assembly Republican Leader Brian Dahle (Bieber) announced that his bill to expand high-speed internet access in rural California was signed into law. Assembly Bill 1665 will strengthen the California Advanced Services Fund, which supports modern communications infrastructure in underserved areas.
“For too long, rural Californians haven’t had the same internet options the rest of the state enjoys,” said Dahle. “This bill will help close that gap and connect more people to the internet’s healthcare, education, and employment resources.”
AB 1665 sets a goal of providing broadband access to 98 percent of California households. To reach that goal, the California Public Utilities Commission will work with internet providers and communities to fund cost-effective projects to expand high-speed internet options.