News Flash Home
The original item was published from 9/22/2021 4:05:42 PM to 9/23/2022 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

Paso Robles City Press Releases

Posted on: September 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Paso Robles Receives $2.8MM Grant for Broadband


Will increase internet access, help attract tech businesses

PASO ROBLES, CA, September 21, 2021 – The United States Department of Commerce announced Sept. 16 that it will award the city of Paso Robles $2.8 million to expand broadband access and reliability in the city.

In August of 2020 the City submitted an application to the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a CARES Act grant for the installation of high-speed, fiber optic internet connectivity on key corridors throughout the City, and to commit funding for the local match portion of 20 percent. 

Paso Robles City Council’s adopted goals and strategic priorities include a tactic to “promote Paso Robles as a destination for the ‘Remote Economy’”, and to “pursue funding and opportunities to expand internet access and connectivity.” This grant meets that strategic priority.

The grant money comes from the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, and will be matched with $707,489 in local funds.

“Millions of rural Americans are held back by slow broadband or a complete lack of access, and my district is no exception,” U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal, a Democrat whose district includes Paso Robles, said in a news release. “Reliable broadband allows our economy to grow, expands access to online health and learning opportunities, and improves quality of life. This is a huge step to ensure every member of our community has what they need to succeed in the 21st century.”

The Paso Robles broadband project will fund the installation of nearly 11,500 feet of new fiber optic cables in the city’s existing underground conduit, as well 52,500 feet of additional fiber optic cable in a new underground conduit to support the needs of the business community and residents within the city.

“The City of Paso Robles is grateful and excited about this grant. Expanding broadband access is vital to our community fabric, critical for education, and a significant tool for economic development,” said Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin. 

 Media contact: Paul Sloan, Economic Development Manager

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Paso Robles City Press Releases

Parking Program Refunds

Posted on: February 22, 2024
City seal on the hill

Public Budget Workshops

Posted on: February 15, 2024
Red rescue boat with 3 people in it, in the river at full flow

Rescue Boat Training

Posted on: February 12, 2024
Paso Robles Parking Sign-Final

Downtown Paid Parking Temporarily Paused

Posted on: February 7, 2024
Aerial_all of town (18)

Development Impact Fees

Posted on: February 5, 2024 | Last Modified on: September 16, 2021
J-20 and SSTOC Recruitment_square

Committee Volunteers Needed

Posted on: February 2, 2024
Sand pile

Sandbags for Winter Storms

Posted on: December 18, 2023
Seeking Planning Commissioners

Planning Commission Accepting Applications

Posted on: December 20, 2023
Paso Robles Parking Sign-Final

Downtown Parking Changes in 2024

Posted on: November 28, 2023
Sand pile

Winter Storms and Flood Preparedness

Posted on: November 13, 2023
Teen screaming for joy in library

Library Weather is Coming

Posted on: September 26, 2023
Downtown shopping and dining

Downtown Parking App

Posted on: February 23, 2023
Woman watering drought resistant yard

Water Supplies

Posted on: September 6, 2023
Teen Center - kid walking in the door past the Teen Center sign

Teen Center Open

Posted on: August 15, 2023
2022 PRPD DEPT PHOTO - For Website

Back to School Safety Tips from PRPD

Posted on: August 14, 2023
SLO County Animal Services campus square

SLO Co Animal Services Update

Posted on: April 5, 2023

Paso Robles Pothole Information

Posted on: March 27, 2023
Salinas Corridor Cleanup 9-13-22

Community Risk Reduction

Posted on: September 13, 2022
Development Impact Fees 2021_Homepage Spotlight

Annual Development Impact Fee Report

Posted on: December 29, 2021