FASTER INTERNET FOR EVERYONE is an EBBC Whitepaper that lays out why we should move aggressively to make the East Bay a “Gigabit Region” and charts a path to do that.
Excerpts from FASTER INTERNET FOR EVERYONE:
…Gigabit broadband is very high speed Internet
…Everything we do online works much faster and much better with gigabit broadband.
…High speed internet is required to improve productivity, attract businesses, create jobs, and reduce costs in schools, healthcare institutions, public safety agencies, energy management, and other vital functions.
…Gigabit broadband is essential infrastructure and should receive the same kind of attention as electric and gas lines, roads, bridges and airports.
…There is only a patchwork of gigabit broadband availability in the East Bay right now.”
…Cities and regions that move to gigabit broadband first obtain strategic advantage.
…Public agencies and internet service providers need to collaborate effectively to move to a Gigabit Region.