2020 Broadband Infrastructure Grant Projects

2020 California Advanced Services Fund Broadband Infrastructure Account and Grant Application Status

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CASF Infrastructure Account Status
Tentative CASF Project Awards, per draft resolutions and subject to commission approval
CASF Project Proposals, including revisions, 4 May 2020 grant application window
Challenges to CASF infrastructure grant applications, 8 June 2020
Responses and defences to challenges
Past Years

CASF Infrastructure Account Status, with surcharge increase to 1.019% and pending project resolutions

Authorised – total $575,000,000
Infrastructure shortfall (est.) ($68,643,411)
Infrastructure Account net of shortfall $506,356,589
Infrastructure awards as of 31 Dec 2019 $271,333,358
Previous year infrastructure grants awarded in 2020 $10,825,350
2020 infrastructure grants with draft or final approvals $31,539,689
Cumulative admin overhead as of 30 Jun 2019 $16,732,595
Estimated admin overhead FY 2019-25 $13,142,082
Total Infrastructure Account spent/encumbered $343,573,074
Funds remaining for new CASF infrastructure grants $162,783,515

CASF Infrastructure Project Status, 4 May 2020 Grant Application Window

Draft & Final CASF Project Awards

Project Applicant Grant Award (tentative) Housing Units $/HU County Tech
Brookside (final) Charter $848,063 207 $4,097 Los Angeles HFC
Country Meadows (final) Charter 295 $7,188 San Bernardino HFC
El Dorado Estates (final) Charter $1,445,032 160 $9,031 Ventura HFC
Foothill Terrace (final) Charter $444,388 308 $1,443 Los Angeles HFC
Los Alisos (final) Charter $1,021,655 334 $3,059 Orange HFC
Monterey Manor (final) Charter $784,322 87 $9,015 San Bernardino HFC
Plaza Village (final) Charter $622,811 163 $3,821 Orange HFC
Soboda Springs (final) Charter $907,817 217 $4,183 Riverside HFC
Villa Montclair (final) Charter $543,530 62 $8,767 San Bernardino HFC
Sutter Placer (draft) Digital Path $415,438 279 $1,500 Sutter Wireless
Crescent City (draft) Frontier $1,413,293 105 $13,460 Del Norte FTTP
Smith River (draft) Frontier $1,428,479 55 $25,972 Del Norte FTTP
Hoopa Valley (draft) Hunter $8,233,340 1,198 $6,873 Humboldt FTTP, wireless
Scott Road (draft) Plumas Sierra $3,707,475 88 $42,130 Lassen, Sierra FTTP
Gigafy Williams (draft) Race $7,603,656 588 $12,931 Colusa FTTP
Total $31,539,689 4,146 $7,607

CASF Project Proposals, including revisions

Project Applicant Grant Requested Housing Units $/HU County Tech
Bella Vista Charter $715,356 60 $11,923 Shasta HFC
Darlene Road Charter $815,967 7 $116,567 Ventura HFC
Kingswood Estates Charter $1,210,006 120 $10,083 Placer HFC
Mountain Shadows Charter $2,006,811 132 $15,203 San Bernardino HFC
Oxnard Pacific Charter $1,725,964 171 $10,093 Ventura HFC
River Oaks Charter $829,462 45 $18,432 San Benito HFC
Riverbank Charter $299,115 43 $6,956 Stanislaus HFC
Butte Yuba Digital Path $872,761 582 $1,500 Butte, Yuba Wireless
Fresno County Digital Path $448,349 299 $1,499 Fresno Wireless
Glenn County Digital Path $361,500 241 $1,500 Glenn Wireless
Lake County Digital Path $123,000 82 $1,500 Lake Wireless
Mendocino County Digital Path $138,000 92 $1,500 Mendocino Wireless
Plumas Lassen Digital Path $865,000 577 $1,499 Plumas, Lassen Wireless
Sacramento County (revised) Digital Path $229,445 132 $1,738 Sacramento Wireless
Sierra County Digital Path $241,000 161 $1,497 Sierra Wireless
Siskiyou County (revised) Digital Path $135,000 90 $1,500 Siskiyou Wireless
Tehama County (revised) Digital Path $920,168 268 $3,433 Tehama Wireless
Central Coast Etheric $3,180,330 1,976 $1,609 Monterey, San Benito Wireless
Kingswood West Exwire $4,464,478 240 $18,602 Placer FTTP
Cuyama Frontier $12,462,755 131 $95,136 Kern, Santa Barbara FTTP
Garberville Frontier $3,776,254 106 $35,625 Humboldt FTTP
Herlong Frontier $7,668,801 273 $28,091 Lassen FTTP
Knights Landing Frontier $4,590,845 104 $44,143 Colusa, Sutter, Yolo FTTP
Lake Isabella Frontier $9,595,168 405 $23,692 Kern FTTP
Mad River Frontier $8,169,979 203 $40,246 Humboldt, Trinity FTTP
Northeast Phase 2 Frontier $10,358,969 502 $20,635 Plumas, Tehama FTTP
Piercy Frontier $7,797,273 805 $9,686 Mendocino FTTP
Mendocino County (revised) Hunter $158,145,578 3,943 $40,108 Mendocino FTTP, wireless
Buckeye/Banner Nevada County Fiber $589,648 50 $11,793 Nevada FTTP
Long Valley (revised) Plumas Sierra $3,318,255 35 $94,807 Plumas FTTP
Mohawk Valley (revised) Plumas Sierra $2,071,039 23 $90,045 Plumas FTTP
Portola (revised) Plumas Sierra $2,087,677 51 $40,935 Plumas FTTP
Sierra Valley (revised) Plumas Sierra $3,953,342 233 $16,967 Plumas, Sierra FTTP, wireless
Southern Lassen (revised) Plumas Sierra $11,890,662 778 $15,284 Lassen FTTP
Gigafy Arbuckle Race $4,241,181 480 $8,836 Colusa FTTP
Gigafy Backus 2 Race $4,702,649 266 $17,679 Kern FTTP
Gigafy Nevada City Race $6,154,776 499 $12,334 Nevada FTTP
Sonoma/Napa Web Perception $1,450,697 504 $2,878 Napa. Sonoma Wireless
West Sonoma County WiConduit $81,886,095 1,342 $61,018 Sonoma FTTP
Total $364,493,355 16,051 $22,708

The links above are to the most recent versions of draft resolutions prepared by CPUC staff or project summaries submitted, and in some cases revised, by project applicants. All documents collected in 2020, including original submissions and information about the CASF program, can be browsed and downloaded here.

Challenges to CASF infrastructure grant applications, 8 June 2020

Number of
Challenges
Project Applicant                           Challenged by
2 Bella Vista Charter Communications Digital Path, ShastaBeam
1 Kingswood Estates Charter Communications Exwire
1 Butte Yuba Digital Path Succeed
1 Fresno County Digital Path Comcast
2 Glenn County Digital Path Comcast, Succeed
2 Lake County Digital Path Mediacom, North Coast
1 Mendocino County Digital Path North Coast
1 Plumas Lassen Digital Path Frontier
1 Sacramento County Digital Path Frontier
1 Sutter Placer Digital Path Succeed
1 Tehama County Digital Path Charter
2 Central Coast Broadband Etheric Networks Charter, Razzolink
1 Kingswood West Exwire Charter
1 Crescent City Frontier Communications Charter
1 Cuyama Frontier Communications Geolinks
1 Garberville Frontier Communications 101Netlink
2 Herlong Frontier Communications Digital Path, Plumas Sierra
1 Lake Isabella Frontier Communications Geolinks
2 Mad River Frontier Communications 101Netlink, Velocity
2 Northeast Phase 2 Frontier Communications Digital Path, Geolinks
2 Piercy Frontier Communications 101Netlink, Willits Online
5 Mendocino County Hunter Communications 101Netlink, Comcast, Frontier, North Coast, Willits Online
1 Buckeye/Banner Nevada County Fiber Digital Path
1 Long Valley Plumas Sierra Telecoms Digital Path
1 Mohawk Valley Plumas Sierra Telecoms Digital Path
1 Portola Plumas Sierra Telecoms Digital Path
1 Scott Road Plumas Sierra Telecoms Geolinks
1 Sierra Valley Plumas Sierra Telecoms Digital Path
3 Southern Lassen Plumas Sierra Telecoms Digital Path, Frontier, Geolinks
1 Gigafy Arbuckle Race Telecommunications Frontier
2 Gigafy Nevada City Race Telecommunications Calnet, Digital Path
4 Gigafy Williams Race Telecommunications Comcast, Digital Path, Frontier, Succeed
2 Sonoma/Napa Web Perception Comcast, Valley Internet
3 West Sonoma County WiConduit Comcast, Digital Path, Frontier

Responses and defences to challenges

Project Applicant Challenge defence/response from Date
Gigafy Williams Race Telecommunications Race Telecommunications 12 June 2020

Past Years

Additional Funding Request, 3 May 2019

Karuk Tribe
CPUC final resolution, approving $10.8 million of supplemental funding for the Klamath River Rural Broadband Initiative, 7 May 2020
Klamath River Rural Broadband Initiative Project Update
CPUC Resolution granting $6.6 million for the Klamath River Rural Broadband Initiative, 17 October 2013

Application round closing 1 May 2019

Charter Communications
Country Squire Mobile Estates, Moreno Valley (Riverside County)
Orchid Drive, Highland (San Bernardino County)
Perris Plant Extension, Perris (Riverside County)
Silver Wheel Ranch Mobile Home Park, Oxnard (Ventura County)

Cruzio
Equal Access Santa Cruz, Soquel, Pleasure Point, Capitola (Santa Cruz County)

Frontier Communications
Northeast Project Phase 1 (Lassen and Modoc counties)
Taft Cluster (Kern County)

Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative
Elysian Valley-Johnstonville (Lassen County)
Eureka-Johnsville (Plumas County)
Keddie (Plumas County)
Lake Davis (Plumas County)
Mohawk Vista (Plumas County)

Web Perceptions
Rural Internet Service Expansion into East Petaluma / West Sonoma


2018 applications, pending in 2019

Frontier Communications
Colfax-Weimar (Placer County), 12 December 2018
Colusa (Colusa County) project summary, 25 October 2018
Colusa denial letter, 26 February 2019