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Posted by: News_Desk on 07/20/2021 03:21 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/20/2021 06:24 PM
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RCRC Celebrates Governor's Signing of $6 Billion Broadband Investment

Sacramento, CA...The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) extends its appreciation to Governor Gavin Newsom for signing Senate Bill 156 on Tuesday, July 20 establishing a landmark $6 billion investment in broadband infrastructure. RCRC also applauds the work of assembly members and senators representing rural areas of the state in championing this effort. This monumental event represents the largest investment in broadband infrastructure in the country and a significant step towards closing the digital divide throughout the state.

Access to broadband is an increasingly essential resource for educational opportunity, health care access, economic growth, and civic engagement. However, despite the importance of broadband, access remains uneven throughout the state. A 2020 report by the California Public Utilities Commission found 51.3% of rural households did not have access to high-speed broadband, measured at 100 Mbps.

The approval of this $6 billion investment through Senate Bill 156, as part of the budget package, represents a significant step in reducing that digital gap. The legislation provides $3.25 billion to construct a statewide open-access middle mile network and $2 billion, including $1 billion specifically for rural communities, for last-mile network construction. These investments will aid in increased connectivity and affordability for all by making it easier for more internet providers to provide faster, cheaper service throughout the state and creating opportunities for more entities to build last-mile infrastructure in more places.

“We are grateful that Governor Newsom recognized the harm that the digital divide causes to our rural communities and the necessity of broadband access for families and businesses,” said RCRC Chair and Mono County Supervisor Stacy Corless. “We are confident that this monumental investment by the State in broadband infrastructure will aid in the establishment of a more equitable system of access to opportunity and economic growth for all Californians.”

RCRC attended the signing ceremony of Senate Bill 156 in support of the Governor’s approval of the legislation and in recognition of the important impact it will have for rural communities. RCRC is dedicated to ensuring equitable broadband access and has already begun developing strategies with rural counties for implementation.


The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) is a thirty-seven member county strong service organization that champions policies on behalf of California’s rural counties. RCRC is dedicated to representing the collective unique interests of its membership, providing legislative and regulatory representation at the State and Federal levels, and providing responsible services for its members to enhance and protect the quality of life in rural California counties. To learn more about RCRC, visit and follow @RuralCounties on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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Somehow $$$$
Posted on: 2021-07-20 16:01:29   By: Anonymous
Somehow this 6 Billion is going to find its way to the Bullet Train Project that is stalled and is in need of $$$$ - Lots of $$$

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    Re: Somehow $$$$
    Posted on: 2021-07-20 17:30:53   By: Anonymous
    Fantastic. Gavin Newsom is the best !!!

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      Re: Somehow $$$$
      Posted on: 2021-07-20 18:00:22   By: Anonymous
      Sorry "Beast" not "Best"

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        Re: Somehow $$$$
        Posted on: 2021-07-20 18:02:35   By: Anonymous
        You all can relax, California is about to see a Great Course Correction.

        Kevin Kiley Governor

        It all Begins September 14, 2021

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          Re: Somehow $$$$
          Posted on: 2021-07-20 18:41:10   By: Anonymous
          Sure, idiot. Just like dump 2024.

          MANY folks, including me, aren't thrilled with newscum or the proposition of harris '24, but until the right offers up realistic candidates (for pres), and stops trying to teach pigs to fly (Governor recall) they're digging their own political grave.

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          Re: Somehow $$$$
          Posted on: 2021-07-20 18:48:18   By: Anonymous
          YUP. Harvard Grad. Yale Grad. Definitely the sort of chap who understands our way of life here in Arnold. Would could possibly go wrong with a 36-year-old guy like him?

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            Re: Somehow $$$$
            Posted on: 2021-07-20 18:50:02   By: Anonymous
            Seriously? I didn't realize that until I checked. Yup. Another 1%er.

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            Re: Somehow $$$$
            Posted on: 2021-07-21 13:50:11   By: Anonymous
            Re; "The sort of chap who understands our way of life here in Arnold"

            NO ONE! BELIEVE ME - NO ONE! Understands you way of Life in Arnold! I don't think YOU Understand you way of life in Arnold. . .

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        Re: Somehow $$$$
        Posted on: 2021-07-20 18:05:06   By: Anonymous
        Omg broadband for the hill people. Wonderful, will just lead to more insane comments like the previous one on the pinetree, getting posted quicker.

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          Re: Somehow $$$$
          Posted on: 2021-07-20 18:49:28   By: Anonymous
          Or you know.. a better job than working at some crappy gas station because we finally have 1st world infrastructure here in CA.

          Smarten Up.

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            Re: Somehow $$$$
            Posted on: 2021-07-20 21:16:22   By: Anonymous
            Broadband is outdated. Its a tool. The person who uses the tool needs to be smarter. I dont see the people in this area utilizing a tool like that other than checking on conspiracy theories, fox news, porn, used truck sales and MAGA FLAGS at a reduced cost. Maybe a Walmart sale for camouflage sheets?

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              Re: Somehow $$$$
              Posted on: 2021-07-21 08:07:43   By: Anonymous
              Soon kids everywhere will be able to surf porn. Wtf

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    Re: Somehow $$$$
    Posted on: 2021-07-21 14:58:17   By: Anonymous

    What Are Your Whys?
    Rules for Thee, but Not for He = French Laundry Indoor Dining, No Mask, 22 guests
    Extreme Government OVERREACH – Massive Executive Orders – Acting w/o Legislature
    Mandatory Mail-In Voting
    On-Going Shutdowns, Loss of Small Businesses, Loss of Jobs
    Unemployment Checks to Prisoners/Felons in the amount of $1 BILLION
    $2 BILLION in Unemployment Fraud – overall
    $80 MILLION on billboard “education” plan to remind people to social distance
    Unemployment to those who lost jobs due to Covid on HOLD – Inefficient System
    Granting Clemency for Felons: Those who Raped and Murdered, Even Committed Heinous Crimes Against Children
    AB 5 – Affecting Truckers & Independent Contractors
    Highest Homeless Rate in our Nation
    Infringements of our 2nd Amendment Rights
    Countless new Gun and Ammo Laws
    Sanctuary State for Illegals and Criminals
    Made it Legal for Illegal Aliens to Sit on State Boards
    Highest State Income Tax in our Nation
    One of the Highest State Sales Tax in our Nation
    One of the Highest State Property Tax in our Nation
    Prop 13 – Attempting to Restructure = Increased Property Tax
    Highest Vehicle Registration Costs in our Nation
    Highest Poverty Rate in the Nation
    Vaccination Requirements for Children or be Fined
    Water Tax – diverted for Newsom’s “pet” projects
    Children’s Medical Records Automatically Entered into Database
    Mandatory Health Insurance or be Fined to Pay for Illegals Health Insurance
    Prop 47: Reduces Felonies to Misdemeanors of Violent Criminals
    Constricting Ability for Law Enforcement to do their Jobs
    No Longer Illegal NOT to Help an Officer in Need
    Highest Gas Tax in our Nation BEFORE the Corona Virus
    Teachers No Longer can Discipline Disruptive Students
    Illegals are Given: Income Tax Refunds, Welfare, Medical Insurance, Housing, Education, Food Stamps, Cell Phones… FREE!
    Government Overreach – Example: Overruling Vote of the People to Reinstate the Death Penalty, and the list goes on!
    Redirecting the Gas Tax – Not being used for Improving our Infrastructure: roads, dams, bridges
    Funds for the Bullet Train to Nowhere – funds being diverted from other areas of need
    Refusing to set up Water Claim System with Taxes Collected to do just that!
    PG&E Power Outages & Threatening to Take Over PG&E
    $20,000,000 of Your Tax Dollars Directed to Study Vaping
    Funding Illegal Alien owned businesses in the amount of $50 Million because CA received federal funding for the Covid-19/Corona Virus
    Mandate to wear Masks
    Mask Squads to Enforce Unlawful Mandate, and Fines for Not Wearing Masks
    $1 Billion Purchase of Faulty Masks from China, instead of American Made
    $315 Million Taxpayer Dollars on Second Order of Masks from Same China Company
    $1.3 Trillion State Debt
    Fighting to Stop our Central Valley Farmers from Getting the Water They Need
    Failure to Pay His Own Property Taxes
    4% Salary Increase for Newsom and State Lawmakers in 2019; 10% Pay Cut to all State Employees in 2020. Newsom and State Lawmakers still making 6% more
    Retroactive Tax Planned on Folks Making $1 Million or more
    Fines for Hiring Tutors or Teachers to Help Children with Distance Learning
    Puts Teacher’s Union Interests Over Those of Children and Families
    $12 Million Wasted on Sleep Train Arena to Take Care of COVID Patients – Only 9 People Were Treated
    Failure to Protect Californians in Nursing Homes from Covid-19
    Covid-19 Counts Distorted, 541,339 CONFIRMED CASES TOTAL; 10,021 Dead = .0185 of Those Who Test Positive Die; This is .0002 of the Entire State’s Population .02% 8/7/20
    Fraud in Reporting Covid-19 Numbers
    Federal Covid-19 Funds Sent to California Being Used for Homeless instead of Education, Medical, Safety and Security
    Executive Order to Phase Out Gasoline-Powered Cars by 2035
    Infringements on our 1st Amendment Rights to Protest and Worship
    Forces Lockdowns Preventing the Right to worship, even singing
    Dismantled Death Chamber and Redistributed Death Row Inmates through the System
    Release of Violent Criminals, 8,000 is Now on Track to Hit 18,000
    Millions are Still Waiting to Receive Unemployment Checks from EDD
    Approved Statewide Rent Control When it was Voted Down
    Public Safety Is Being Deliberately Ignored
    Ability to Raise the Gas Tax at Any Time Without Voter Approval
    Seeking Billions of Dollars in Collateralized Loans from China
    Zero Accountability and Transparency on Spending

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    Re: Somehow $$$$
    Posted on: 2021-07-21 14:59:50   By: Anonymous

    Governor Gavin Newsom Failed Californians
    Unaffordable housing. Record homelessness. Rising crime. Failing schools. Independent contractors thrown out of work. Exploding pension debt. And now, a locked down population while the prisons are emptied. Hold Gavin Newsom accountable. Gavin Newsom must go.
    VOTE YES to RECALL Gavin Newsom and here is why: Gavin Newsom’s policies are bad for California, bad for business, and he is soft on crime. Since taking office the problems facing us have grown and his policies have only made them worse. Everywhere you look, Gavin Newsom’s failures of are obvious. For the first time in history California population declined businesses closed, corporations left and a congressional seat was lost as a result. REBUILD the California, VOTE YES to RECALL Gavin Newsom.

    Governor Newsom is soft on crime. He signed SB 145 referred to as the “Pedophile Bill” into law. His mass release of prisoners have led to a spike in crime, increased homelessness and the deterioration of our great state. Californians pay the highest cost of living, the highest taxes of any state. Yet crime is soaring, electricity is unreliable, our roads are crumbling, our water supply is insufficient, water is rationed, and the mismanaged forests are burning. To make things worse he released many of the CDC fire crews, cut their budget and closed CDC fire camps. NOW he is closing Susanville State Prison, where fire crews were housed, eliminating a valuable resource and crippling the local economy. Gavin Newsom misled the people and lied about forest land cleared for fire prevention as California enters a dangerous fire season.

    VOTE YES to RECALL Gavin Newsom.

    Under Gavin Newsom our public schools have failed, California was ranked 37th, K – 12 nationwide and our kids have lost a year plus of vital learning. He removed the teacher’s authority to maintain discipline in the classroom and imposed the controversial sexual education curriculum.

    VOTE YES to RECALL Gavin Newsom.

    During 2021 Newsom’s Employment Development Department paid est. $31 billion tax dollars in fraudulent claims! He misused our gas tax money for purposes not intended and held those funds hostage to force state housing requirements on local municipalities. He now seeks to take local zoning away from cities and impose state mandates upon them through AB 9 and 10.

    He kept people from attending church, closed schools, supported open borders and the mass release of criminals while he closed our state and shut down the economy. Newsom is bad for California.

    VOTE YES to RECALL Gavin Newsom

    We saw an increase of 6.8% in homelessness between 2019 and 2020, the largest increase of any state in that time frame. California has the highest level of functional poverty in the U.S., Slightly more than 36 percent of California’s residents are at or near the poverty level, more than one third of its population. Gavin Newsom and the elite are getting richer while the average Californian is getting poorer. We cannot afford another 17 months of Gavin Newsom.

    This is a groundswell movement (Of THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE!). Citizens from all walks of life, the entire political spectrum, every ethnicity, culture and race support this recall.

    VOTE YES to RECALL Gavin Newsom.

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Posted on: 2021-07-21 00:24:23   By: Anonymous
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    Re: laptop camera not detected
    Posted on: 2021-07-21 05:12:15   By: Anonymous
    Love it . Gavin

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      Re: laptop camera not detected
      Posted on: 2021-07-21 06:54:54   By: Anonymous
      I'm ready to vote for the Recall and it won't be for that jerk.

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        Re Vote Responsibly
        Posted on: 2021-07-21 08:59:09   By: Anonymous
        By that Jerk I mean Gavin Newsom - He's Got to Go folks. . .

        Kevin Kiley has the wherewithal and the legislative experience to course-correct California quickly and honestly.

        Kevin's the Man for the Job - He represents "We the People" not the elite and carpetbaggers' that Newsom worked for.

        Vote Sept 14 to

        #1 Remove - Gavin Newson as Governor

        #2 Elect - Kevin Kiley Governor

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          Re: Re Vote Responsibly
          Posted on: 2021-07-21 09:34:31   By: Anonymous
          I have a better chance of becoming the next Governor of CA than Kevin Kiley, and I'm not running. Use your time and go get vaccinated instead.

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