In 2013, the Broadband Consortium of the Pacific Coast was created to help evaluate and cultivate faster internet speeds and greater access for our region’s businesses, in addition to enhancing the economic competitiveness of the region by improving broadband infrastructure. Made up of private and public sector stakeholders across the Tri-Counties (Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties), the consortium facilitates collaboration between industry and government in order to meet the needs across the region, particularly for subsurface fiber-optic infrastructure.
As part of this initiative, the Broadband Consortium assesses broadband assets and opportunities, educates policymakers on the benefits of forward-thinking policies, and provides support to expedite major, cost-effective, and strategic broadband infrastructure projects.