Gigabit Broadband is a form of very high speed Internet which can provide data transfer download speeds of 1GB (gigabit) per second (Gbps). This download speed is the equivalent of 1000 MB (megabits) per second (Mbps). Most download speeds for current broadband connections are typically 8 to 12 Mbps or a bit higher, so Gigabit Broadband is close to 100 times … more
Make the East Bay a Gigabit Region
Faster Internet for Everyone
The EBBC Whitepaper FASTER INTERNET FOR EVERYONE lays out the reasons why we ought to move aggressively to get gigabit broadband (very high speed internet) installed throughout the East Bay. Everyone benefits from high speed internet in many different ways. The Whitepaper concludes by launching a campaign to make the East Bay a "Gigabit Region."
A home computer and Internet access are essential for all students and their families. Yet a recent study indicated that as much as 40% of East Bay families, particularly low income families, do not have computers and Internet access at home. In response to this situation, EBBC has joined with the Tech Exchange (www.techexchange.org) to create the Digital Inclusion … more
EBBC has co-founded The TechEquity Collaborative as a membership organization working to build an inclusive, representative and community-oriented tech economy in Oakland and the East Bay. The TechEquity Collaborative: Works with tech companies to create commitments that reinforce a community-oriented set of values, … more