Project Milestones



Project Milestones


March, 2013
Completion of Programmatic Agreement

January, 2013
Tribal Land Approval for all 7 Tribes

November, 2012
Construction in Nevada begins.

September, 2012
Right of Way and Permits obtained in all public and private lands.

September, 2012
Node and Cable Placement begins.

August, 2012
FONSI and MCRR finalized.

August, 2012
Underground Construction begins.

July 13-14, 2011
Formal Government to Government Consultations are conducted with Tribes impacted by project construction.

July 1, 2011
Revised Preliminary Administrative Draft Environmental Assessment completed and submitted to Lead Environmental Agencies (CPUC and NTIA) and all participating agencies (Federal, State and Local).

June 27, 2011
NTIA conducts first annual project review.

May 2, 2011
Finalization of fiber optic cable route alignment.

February 1, 2011
Preliminary Administrative Draft Environmental Assessment completed and submitted to the CPUC and NTIA for review.

December 6, 2010
CBC Baseline Project Plan and Operational Budget Approved.

August 18, 2010
NTIA Announces Award to California Broadband Cooperative funding the Digital 395 project.

June 24, 2010
Due Diligence Application documents submitted to the US Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for funding under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).

March 26, 2010
Grants Application submitted to the US Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for funding under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). See broadbandusa.gov

December 3, 2009
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) awarded California Broadband Cooperative 19.3M from the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF).

July 17, 2009
Grant Application submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission for matching funds from the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF).

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