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More than 35 organizations urge the California Legislature to address the state’s interconnection crisis and ensure timely and equitable access to the electrical grid – Mad River Union

Recently a collection of 35 organizations, including RCRC, released a joint statement urging California policy makers to take urgent action to address delays in connecting new construction, critical services, renewable energy, building decarbonization and other projects to the state’s distribution and transmission grids.


U.S. Senator Alex Padilla Presses for Additional Federal Assistance for Pajaro in Monterey County and California Central Valley Communities – Sierra Sun Times

This Wednesday, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla, participated in the US Army Corps Budget 2024 and Implementation of Water Resources Development Act of 2022, pressing for additional federal assistance for Pajaro and communities in the San Joaquin Valley following devastating flooding in the region.


UTOPIA Fiber hits 55,000 subscribers, touts growing public partnerships – Fierce Telecom

UTOPIA Fiber, an open access network provider and operational partner with RCRC affiliate, Golden State Connect Authority, disclosed Wednesday it’s reached 55,000 subscribers. UTOPIA was established in 2004 by a consortium of 11 Utah cities. Last year, it completed fiber builds in 14 cities across its existing three-state territory and struck a deal with California’s Golden State Connect Authority to boost rural broadband.