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Community Forum Will Address Broadband Access

Sonora, Ca — The Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency (A-TCAA) will be hosting a community forum on broadband internet Wednesday morning.

Recently the organization received a $250,000 grant from the California Emerging Technology Fund to put together a plan to help five area counties improve high speed internet access for households and businesses. The A-TCAA Sierra Connect project involves Tuolumne, Calaveras, Mariposa, Alpine and Amador Counties.

“Ultimately, we all want high speed internet to be as universal as telephone service and easy to use for all residents including low-income, seniors and disabled people,” says Project Coordinator Michelle Shelton. “This is vital to the future of our communities.”

The forum will be a time to give an overview of the project, unveil the proposed work plan and solicit members for an advisory council.

The open forum will run form 9-11am at the Sonora Elks Lodge.

Written by BJ Hansen