The next meeting of the California Broadband Council will be in Sacramento on August 12. The Council will be discussing recycling computers, installing wireless equipment on public buildings, and enhancing computer literacy and broadband adoption.
Monday, August 12, 2013 1:00-3:00 pm Legislative Office Building (“LOB”) 1020 N Street, Room 100 Sacramento
We just published the results from the Spring 2013 mobile field testing, done in April this year. Go to the CPUC web site to download the Excel spreadsheet.
Here's the link:
Mobile Broadband Drive-Test Project
Beginning May 2012 and every six months through 2014, the CPUC will
be sending teams to drive around the state and measure the actual mobile
broadband service of the big four providers, both with smartphones and
laptop data cards. We’re testing at the same designated 1200 points for
each test. These results will help determine the areas of the state
that are un-served or under-served by broadband service, and thus
eligible for CASF and various federal broadband infrastructure grants
and subsidies. Our results will also demonstrate the extent to which
mobile broadband service is a substitute for wired service.
Yesterday marked the 1,500th test performed on CalSPEED. We were happy also to see four new overseas locations where testing is being done. They are Bankok, Thailand, Mallorca, Spain, Newcastle, U.K., and Pradesh, India.