AT&T and California
"I am very pleased to announce that AT&T will participate in the Connect America Fund (CAF II) program in 18 states that include California. Over the next six years, we will accept approximately $360 million to build out advanced broadband services to over 141,000 rural, remote, and hard-to-reach California locations where the market and economics alone do not support network expansion. AT&T is committed to providing the most advanced technologies to our California customers, from Redding to Riverside, and from Silicon Valley to the Central Valley. We have already invested nearly $7.4 billion in our California networks over the past three years, and with the CAF II funding, we will be able to bring advanced technology to even more customers.
The CAF II investment will help more Californians than ever get connected to the technologies that drive our economy and offer unprecedented opportunities in areas like online educational and remote telemedicine services. In the coming months we look forward to working collaboratively with state and local authorities in California so that we can expeditiously act on any CAF II-related siting or permitting requests needed to ensure the successful execution of the CAF II program."