Southern Border Broadband Consortium

The Southern Border Broadband Consortium will identify and resolve broadband connectivity issues to close the digital divide throughout communities in Imperial; San Diego Counties. Without broadband connectivity, residents lack access to advanced healthcare services, online banking, distance learning, employment opportunities, business resources and more. A connected community is one with access to critical online services and an enhanced quality of life.

 

NEW Digital Literacy Center Project:

SBBC is coordinating with the Boys and Girls Club of Imperial Valley, Workforce Development Board, Spectrum, and ICOE to establish Digital Literacy Centers throughout Imperial County to provide a work area with laptops and iPads for students attending the facilities.  If you are interested in donating any computers, laptops, iPads, or sponsorship, or for more information on these centers, please fill out the form below or contact Glenna Barrett at glenna@ivedc.com.

Digital Literacy Center Project Donation Form

 

Resources: 

  • SBBC has been working with the California Public Utility Commission to get the word out about their meetings and infrastructure grant opportunities. More information can be found at their website (https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/Communications/).
  • The USDA Rural Development office is dispersing information on their ReConnect Program, which offers loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in areas of rural America without sufficient access to broadband. More can be found about that program on their website (https://www.usda.gov/reconnect/events).

May 2019 Update

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Interested in sponsoring the SBBC? Download the SBBC Sponsorship Form or contact Glenna Barrett at glenna@ivedc.com.

 

For more information, contact Glenna Barrett at glenna@ivedc.com.
 
Glenna Barrett
SBBC Executive Director and Business Development
Southern Border Broadband Consortium
Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

 

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