(Sacramento, CA) — California is a tech innovator, but over 30 percent of its residents lack high-speed internet access. Governor Newsom would like to direct money to close that gap, but data on what households lack the service is spotty. According to The Sacramento Bee, estimates are between 120-thousand and 676-thousand homes. Most of those areas are in rural parts of the state and in Tribal lands. Part of the 26-billion-dollars California is getting from the American Rescue Plan Act could be used to expand broadband. However, how much, and where it’s directed is up to state lawmakers to determine in the upcoming budget process.
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