Seven regional broadband consortia funded by CPUC

1 December 2011 by Steve Blum
Seven regional broadband consortia grants were approved today by the California Public Utilities Commission. Commissioners voted to allocate a total of $2,310,000 to the Los Angeles County consortium for the three-year grant term. The six others each received about $450,000 each ($150,000 a year for three years).
The major uncertainty going in was the amount of funding that LA would receive. Two different resolutions were on the table: one giving LA $1,346,927, the other $2,310,000. Much of the discussion was about resolving the question of how much LA could get under state law and CPUC rules.