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File #: 16-0906    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Time Allocation
File created: 8/26/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/13/2016 Final action: 9/13/2016
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board receive and file a presentation from AT&T regarding their consideration to utilize Connect America Fund II funding in El Dorado County to deploy and offer internet access and voice services in FCC-identified census blocks. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)
Attachments: 1. AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet and CAF II 9-13-16

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Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board receive and file a presentation from AT&T regarding their consideration to utilize Connect America Fund II funding in El Dorado County to deploy and offer internet access and voice services in FCC-identified census blocks. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)

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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION

Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board receive and file a presentation from AT&T regarding their consideration to utilize CAF II  funding in El Dorado County to deploy and offer internet access and voice services in FCC-identified census blocks.

 

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

Previously the FCC adopted comprehensive reforms of its Universal Service Fund (USF) and Intercarrier Compensation (ICC) systems to accelerate broadband build-out to the approximately 23 million Americans (as of December 31, 2013) who lack access to infrastructure capable of providing 10/1 Mbps fixed broadband. 

 

In August 2015, AT&T accepted about $427 million per year in CAF II support for each of the next six years.  In California, AT&T will use the CAF II support to offer Internet access to more than 141,500 homes and small businesses in the FCC-identified census blocks.

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION

Receive and file the presentation.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

There is no financial impact associated with receiving this presentation from AT&T.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

None

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Infrastructure

 

CONTACT

Don Ashton, Chief Administrative Officer