How do we Improve Broadband - Public Meeting

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 10, 2018 / comments

[Carla Hass]

County Asking for Input Regarding Broadband Improvement at Public Meetings on January 17th in Placerville

PLACERVILLE, CA – El Dorado County is holding a day of public meetings at the County Administrative Offices to gather input for broadband planning and improvement on Wednesday, January 17th. The County is working with consulting firm NEO Connect to conduct a Broadband Feasibility Study to evaluate current broadband resources and identify options for improving connectivity and expanding broadband across the County.

"We are asking for the public's input, along with that of Internet users in particular sectors – health and community service providers, educators, business owners and work-from-home-professionals – to ensure comprehensive Internet development," said Shiva Frentzen, District 2 Supervisor and Board appointee on the Technical Advisory ad-hoc committee. "I encourage public participation as our primary goals are to maximize broadband availability and cost while taking full advantage of available funding opportunities."

Meetings will be held with a focus on the needs of five different audiences: business and professional; public safety (first responders and law enforcement); schools and libraries; healthcare; and the general public. Meetings will be held in the Board Chambers at 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA. They will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 6:45 p.m. Below is the schedule for the meetings

Business & Professional -- 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Public Safety -- 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Schools & Libraries -- 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Healthcare -- 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
General Public -- 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. 

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