[CalFiber] Coalition sign on letter for SB 4, deadline to sign April 2nd

Ernesto Falcon ernesto at eff.org
Wed Mar 24 11:57:09 PDT 2021

Hey everyone,

Many of you have already signed this letter (attached) from earlier in this legislative session when SB 4 was first made public. It's the same letter so no need to sign it again. The organizations and individual elected officials on the letter are listed below. If you are new to this coalition and wish to sign onto the letter, fill out the Google form link below. If you have networks that you think would sign onto SB 4, please forward them the summary below and the Google Form link. I am happy to have meetings and discuss in detail any questions that may come up from that outreach.

We will need to try to close this letter by COB April 2nd (Friday).

The goals of SB 4 are as follows:

  1.  Stabilize and expand California's Internet infrastructure program (CASF) and allow the state to invest $100s of million on broadband infrastructure every year until the digital divide is closed.
  2.  Enable local governments to bond finance more than $1 billion with state support to secure long-term low interest funding to build local infrastructure.
  3.  Build broadband networks that meet the Governor's Executive Order's goals with an emphasis on scalability to ensure future proofing in infrastructure financed by the state to ensure access is built to last for the 21st century.
  4.  Enable local public entities to deliver 21st century infrastructure for low-income neighborhoods that lack broadband access.
  5.  Expand eligibility for state support to all rural Californian communities.

A longer summary can be found here (https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/12/california-legislation-make-significant-investments-public-broadband).

Here is the Google form to sign onto the letter. Deadline to sign is April 2nd (Friday).


Current signers

Access Humboldt
Access Now
ACLU of California
California Center for Rural Policy
California State Association of Counties
Canal Alliance
Central Coast Broadband Consortium
Coalition for COVID Recovery, Support and Prevention
Common Sense
Computer Science Teachers Association
Consumer Action
Consumer Reports
Council for a Strong America
County of Marin Board of Supervisors
County of Monterey Board of Supervisors
Environmental Center of San Diego
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Fight for the Future
Founder Academy
Georgetown Friends of the Library
Great School voices
Humboldt County Office of Education
Indivisible Sacramento
Indivisible Ventura
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Khan Academy
Louisville Metro Office of Civic Innovation and Technology
Mayor, City of Daly City
Media Alliance
New America's Open Technology Institute
Normal Heights Indivisible
North Peninsula Democratic Club
OCHIN California Telehealth Network
Open Door Community Health Centers
Peninsula Young Democrats
Public Knowledge
Reddit, Inc.
Rooted In Resistance
Rural County Representatives of California
San Diego County Office of Education
TechEquity Collaborative
The Greenlining Institute
Councilmember Tony Madrigal, Modesto City -
Western Governors University
Writers Guild of America West

Ernesto Omar Falcon
Senior Legislative Counsel
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Office: 415 436 9333 ext. 182
Cell: 202 716 0770

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