Petitioning Communication Division California Public Utilities Commission

APPROVE ConnectAnza Phase 2 CASF grant

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Our community has been underserved by internet service providers since the creation of the internet. We are rural, sparsely populated, and for-profit telecom providers aren't interested in serving our needs.

Our local cooperative, Anza Electric, is proposing to build Phase 2 of their ConnectAnza fiber-to-the-premises project to serve the communities of Pinyon, Mountain Center, and Garner Valley with 50Mb/s fiber optic internet service for $49 per month. They have applied for a California Advanced Services Fund grant to do this. The areas are priority areas according to CASF: CASF Prority Areas

The CASF grant application summary may be seen here:

ConnectAnza Phase 2

When constructed we will finally have high speed, reliable and affordable internet service to our homes, businesses and institutions. Area anchor institutions such as Camp Ronald McDonald, the Girl Scouts Camp Schermer, Lake Hemet Campground, Hurkey Creek Campground, and the UC Riverside Deep Canyon Research Facility will be served, as well as area fire stations and all residences.

This project has been supported by all area elected officials, as well as 93% of the area's residents and businesses. ConnectAnza Phase 1 is successfully under way with a generous CASF grant under the phase 1 application. See the ConnectAnza website at www.connectanza.org

Please join us in support of ConnectAnza's grant application by signing this petition.

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    California Public Utilities Commission

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