California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Thanks Mono County Supvr. John Peters for Broadband for All Leadership
The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) – the voice of California’s 58 Counties – would like to thank Mono County Supervisor John Peters for his strong leadership in supporting Broadband for All in the California State Budget.
Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 156, authorizing a $6 billion infrastructure investment to supply high-speed broadband internet access to unconnected and under-connected homes and businesses statewide by building a statewide open access middle mile network, and funding last-mile network construction.
This is incredible news for Mono County residents, as 20 percent of the population is caught in the Digital Divide without access to broadband at modern speeds, and nearly 70 percent of local residents are stuck in a broadband monopoly.
Supervisor Peters’ support and advocacy were critical in advancing this largest-in-the-country public investment in broadband infrastructure, but the work is not yet done. Supervisor Peters and CSAC will continue to advocate for additional legislation to ensure that the education, health, and economic access needs of our residents are prioritized so all Californians benefit from 21st century digital infrastructure.
As a second-term County Supervisor, Peters has represented Mono County on the CSAC Board of Directors and co-chaired key working groups. His insight and expertise help shape Association policy for the state’s 58 counties during challenging times. Supervisor Peters also serves on the National Association of Counties (NACo) Broadband Task Force.
We are so appreciative of Supervisor Peters’ dedication to digital equity for his community and the state.
California State Association of Counties.