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Technology

For the past few years we’ve worked with members and partners to promote a thriving tech ecosystem in the region with meetups, co-working spaces and access to education. We are now working with our members and partners to explore how we can facilitate high-speed broadband coverage throughout the region.

 

COVID-19 Update

Regional Resources

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we realize that broadband is more critical than ever. Click here for a list of resources in our region for free or low-cost internet service.

Free Hotspots in the City of Gonzales
The City of Gonzales is organizing drive-through events for residents to pick up hotspot devices. They have a total of 2,000 4G LTE WiFi hotspots to distribute that provide unlimited high-speed access and support up to 12 concurrent connections at no cost. You must have proof of residence in the City of Gonzales to qualify.
Updates can be found on their Facebook page.

 

Broadband Position Paper

Click here for a list of our recommendations to policy makers that will expand the coverage of high-speed internet in our region.

Santa Cruz Tech Beat

Get up-to-date information on tech resources in the region.

Cruz One

Offers technical support to the community on a volunteer basis during this time of crisis.

Free Public WiFi Hotspots

 

 

TECH DATA TRACKER

Explore high-speed broadband access and tech degrees awarded by educational institutions in the region.

BROADBAND COVERAGE

In 2018 the State of California established the standard for broadband at 6 Mbps download / 1 Mbps upload. We partnered with the Central Coast Broadband Consortium (CCBC) and got key players together to determine our own regional broadband standard of 100 Mbps download / 20 Mbps upload, and are working to get high-speed internet coverage throughout the region. Read more about our methodology and research by downloading our white paper.

TECH EVENTS

View a list of MeetUps, demo nights, hackathons, game jams and networking events throughout the Monterey Bay region.

COMPONENTS OF A TECH ECOSYSTEM

Explore the several building blocks that combine to create innovative advancements and services within the tech industry.

Tech Ecosystem Accomplishments

The Sunesys middle-mile broadband fiber from Santa Cruz to Soledad is now installed and being used, and we are encouraging “dig once” policies in all jurisdictions to turn public works departments into facilitators of the high-speed broadband infrastructure. Click here to see our other accomplishments.