[CalFiber] Quick run down on budget vote this week

Shayna Englin shayna at 42comms.com
Mon Jul 12 09:18:19 PDT 2021


Thanks, Ernesto.

Confirming that our marching orders in support are:

   - Calls direct to Assemblymembers
   - Social media support for the bill and a vote this week

Yes?


On Mon, Jul 12, 2021 at 9:14 AM Ernesto Falcon <ernesto at eff.org> wrote:

> This is not guaranteed to pass and cable/AT&T will fight it hard. Just
> need a simple majority.
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> $2 billion to CASF grants for public or private applicants in unserved.
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> $3.5 billion for the state to build infrastructure (middle mile) – 3rd
> party administrated
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> $750 million for loan loss account run by state treasury for local agencies
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> 281.2. (a) (1) The Broadband Loan Loss Reserve Fund is hereby established
> in the State Treasury. Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government
> Code, moneys in the fund are hereby continuously appropriated, without
> regard to fiscal years, to the commission and shall be available to fund
> costs related to the financing of the deployment of broadband
> infrastructure by a local government agency or nonprofit organization,
> including, but not limited to, payment of costs of debt issuance, obtaining
> credit enhancement, and establishment and funding of reserves for the
> payment of principal and interest on the debt.
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> local agency defined as
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> (1) A city.
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> (2) A* county, including a* county service area.
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> (3) A community services district.
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> (4) A public utility district.
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> (5) A municipal utility district.
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> *(6) A joint powers authority.*
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> *(7) A local educational agency, as defined in Section 47640 of the
> Education Code.*
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> *(8) A sovereign tribal government.*
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> *(9) An electrical cooperative, as defined in Section 2776 of the Public
> Utilities Code.*
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> High-cost fund A, B, and Lifeline changes were removed along with CASF
> programmatic changes for later discussion.
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> --
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> Ernesto Omar Falcon
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> Senior Legislative Counsel
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> Electronic Frontier Foundation
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> Office: 415 436 9333 ext. 182
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> Cell: 202 716 0770
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