At the end of the 2016, the SF-Bay Area Chapter secured funding from the Internet Society’s Beyond the Net program for the “Bridging California’s Rural/Urban Digital Divide with Mobile Broadband” project. The Chapter will be working together with California State University (CSU) Geographical Information Center (GIC), Chico, and Valley Vision on this fascinating project which will collect data on mobile broadband performance in Yolo County.
- Project Update July 2017:
With six months of research completed, the team has produced a semi annual report. You can also take a look at the preliminary findings and the average broadband speeds that the team measured. Find out more.
- Project Update March 2017:
When farms are connected to the Internet, we all benefit. Agriculture that gains real-time information about plants, soil, atmosphere, and irrigation, dubbed “precision agriculture”, can save farmers 20-30% of their water consumption while increasing productivity by 20-70% … read more.
- News: Agriculture at High Speed: Rural Broadband Project Kick-Off
- News: SF-Bay Area Chapter Receives Funding for Rural Broadband Project