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Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry’s Internet for All Act of 2021 passes State Assembly with bipartisan vote

Source: Lake County Record-Bee

SACRAMENTO – This week, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) passed Assembly Bill 14, known as the Internet for All Act of 2021, with a 62-7 vote on the Assembly Floor. AB 14 revolutionizes the State’s broadband deployment program under the California Advanced Services Program, and provides new and increased funding to bring California into the technological 21st Century.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the massive gaps in internet connectivity at sufficient speeds for too many Californians. As more Californians have struggled to conduct distance learning, virtual work, access telehealth services and safeguard small business participation in the virtual marketplace, the need to connect the State at sufficient speeds with adaptable technology has reached crisis proportion.

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