Learning about rural broadband efforts is easier than ever before, thanks to new websites for the Northeastern California Connect Consortia and Upstate California Connect Consortium–programs of the California Public Utilities Commission and led by our partners at the Geographical Information Center at California State University, Chico. The Consortium are focused on improving broadband availability and performance within the region through information sharing, assessment of current broadband performance, incorporation of broadband into local government planning and procedures, developing partnerships and collaborating to generate broadband infrastructure proposals and more.
To learn more, visit the Northeastern Consortia site HERE:
Visit the Upstate Consortia site HERE:
Please check out the Broadband Resources – Technology Options links on the web pages, which includes a summary of the current technologies for deploying broadband, along with some emerging technologies. I did see any mention of 5G, though there is a section on mmWaves.