CITY OF VALLEJO: NAVEED ASHRAF, SEEKS YOUR INPUT ON THE EXPANSION OF BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE

November 15, 2021 / Comments (0)

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VALLEJO, CA – The City of Vallejo is looking to improve/expand its broadband infrastructure and internet access in the community. Broadband is a high-speed internet connection and is the currency for the modern age. Broadband infrastructure benefits the community by providing access to the highest quality/reliable internet services to support videoconferencing, teleworking, and remote learning types of applications, which require large amounts of data transmission. Access to high-quality, fast internet has become a crucial piece of infrastructure for the Vallejo community. In addition, with the onset of the pandemic, many residents and businesses are doing business and attending school virtually, fast-tracking the City’s broadband initiative.

The City’s goal is to extend fiber to schools, anchor businesses, and institutes, lateral buildouts for businesses, and deliver fiber to new developments coming to the City with the help of a portion of the City’s American Rescue Plan funds (ARPA). Additionally, the City is looking at ways to provide Wi-Fi access in public gathering places such as the waterfront, city parks, and the downtown core. Building the broadband infrastructure will also allow the City to provide free Wi-Fi access to our underserved communities and address the digital divide that currently exists and prevails.

Your valuable feedback will allow the City to update its fiber-optic master plan and help bring tailored services to address the broadband needs of our community.

An informative Broadband project page has been set up on www.MyVallejo.com. The broadband project page will contain all the necessary documents and important milestones as the City goes through its process. Please, take the survey here https://www.myvallejo.com/broadband

For questions and comments, please contact Naveed Ashraf, Chief Innovation Officer & IT Director via e-mail: Naveed.Ashraf@cityofvallejo.net

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