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East Bay Broadband Infrastructure Report Card

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An evaluation of broadband infrastructure in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties showed wide variations in the quality and availability of broadband services and facilities. Steve Blum, president of Tellus Venture Associates, presented the findings to the East Bay Broadband Consortium on 28 January 2013.

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East Bay Broadband Infrastructure Report Card

  1. 1. TellusVenture Associates ® TellusVenture Associates East Bay Broadband Report Card Prepared for the East Bay Broadband Consortium 28 January 2013
  2. 2. TellusVenture Associates East Bay Broadband Consortium study objectives • Gather information about broadband availability, infrastructure and adoption in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties. • Including residential, business, anchor institution and mobile services. • Do tabular and mapping analysis of the data to determine availability patterns at a regional, county and city level. • Determine broadband service benchmarks. • Evaluate availability against benchmarks.
  3. 3. TellusVenture Associates Broadband availability data gathered by CPUC • Three kinds of technology - wireline, fixed wireless and mobile. • Three very different segments: mobile, commercial and residential. • Reports from carriers, plus CPUC does mobile field testing. • Reporting methods vary: by census block, street address, map blobs. • Carriers report advertised, not actual, speeds. • Quality varies from "fair enough" to "aspirational". • Reported service provides a reasonably consistent basis for making relative comparisons.
  4. 4. TellusVenture Associates Mobile broadband coverage widespread • Six carriers report mobile broadband service availability in region: AT&T Clearwire Metro PCS Sprint T-Mobile Verizon • Some level of service available outdoors nearly everywhere. • Dead spots occur for individual carriers, but build-outs continue. • Tower permits, fiber connectivity can be problematic. • Spectrum auctions planned for 2014 could bring major improvements, including in-building access.
  5. 5. Mobile carriers report excellent broadband service, mostly 10 Mbps or better • Verizon, T-Mobile say 10+ Mbps, pretty much everywhere. • AT&T is more granular, reporting lower speeds in outlying areas. • Sprint, Clearwire report lower speeds, in 3 to 6 Mbps range. • Bandwidth shared, so personal results will vary.
  6. 6. CPUC’s field test results say “not so fast” • Nimitz corridor between Bay and San Mateo bridges matches claims, more or less. • 6 Mbps along Eastshore corridor, San Ramon and Livermore valleys. • 1.5 to 3+ Mbps elsewhere.
  7. 7. TellusVenture Associates Commercial/industrial broadband is different • Ten specialized business broadband companies offer various levels of service via copper, fiber, fixed wireless: DigitalPath Etheric Networks Level 3 Communications MegaPath New Edge Networks PAETEC Communications TW Telecom Valley Internet Verizon Vista Broadband Networks • Claimed service area is often aspirational: sometimes it just means they’ll come out to see if they can actually provide service. • Even if available, often requires significant installation costs and/or delay. • For economic development and commercial real estate purposes, block by block, even parcel by parcel, verification is necessary.
  8. 8. TellusVenture Associates Business providers generally advertise 25 to 50 Mbps in western Alameda County and 10 to 25 Mbps in the east. Alameda County Contra Costa County San Joaquin County Santa Clara County Alameda Alamo Alamo Oaks Albany Atherton Belmont Berkeley Brentwood Burlingame Canyon Castro Valley Danville Diablo Dublin East Palo Alto El Cerrito Emeryville Foster City Fremont Hayward Hillsborough Kensington Kilkare Woods Komandorski Village Lafayette Livermore Menlo Park Millbrae Moraga Mount Eden Newark Oakland Orinda Palo Alto Palomar Park Piedmont Pleasanton Redwood City Rheem Valley Russell City San Carlos San Leandro San Lorenzo San Mateo San Ramon Saranap Tracy Union City Walnut Creek Walnut Heights 3rd Ave Grant Line Rd 42nd Ave RocklinDr Middle Ln Saratoga Dr HollySt East Trl FremontBlvd Industrial Pkw y Blacow Rd Harder Rd DavitLn Newell Ave CampusDr RydinRd Kaiser D r Brisa St IngallsSt Airp ort Dr Olive Ave 8th St JarvisAve Cha te auDr Dutton Ave B St 2 8th Ave Valot a Rd Cany on R d Geary Rd Cargo W ay Hay ne Rd B road way 13thA ve FallonRd East Ave M ilm ont Dr Central Ave Howard Rd Bockman Rd 35th Ave SycamorePkw y Viney ard Ave Bancr oft Av e Portola Ave Linne Rd Deer Hill Rd La mmers Rd SellersAve C ushing Pkwy PacificAve J eff er s o n A ve Broadw a y Ter Bethany Rd Crow Canyon Rd Decoto Rd Farm Hill Blvd Concord Ave 12th St Clare mont A ve UnionCityBlvd K eller A ve Hayw ard Blvd Norri s Ca nyon Rd 1st St Ralston Ave Ced ar Blvd D iablo Ca m ino Canada Rd Foot h illRd 11th St Hopyard Rd Concannon Blvd Byron Rd Altamont P ass Rd County Hwy 2063 Marsh Creek Rd Foothill Blvd Tassajara Camino CorralHollowRd Vasc o Rd San R amonValleyBlvd TracyBlvd WillowRd Fe l ter Rd GreenvilleRd MidwayRd LivermoreAve Par r ott Dr MissionBlvd Dee r Va lleyRd Hig h land Rd 3rdSt C al averas R d Byron Hwy CalaverasAve Re dwoo d Rd CountyHwy J2 MinesRd ·|}þ82 ·|}þ260 ·|}þ24 ·|}þ77 ·|}þ262 ·|}þ84 ·|}þ114 ·|}þ61 ·|}þ84 ·|}þ185 ·|}þ13 ·|}þ35 ·|}þ4 ·|}þ123 ·|}þ238 ·|}þ92 £¤101 §¨¦80 §¨¦980 §¨¦205 §¨¦280 §¨¦880 §¨¦880 §¨¦680 §¨¦680 §¨¦580 §¨¦580 §¨¦580 EAST BAY BROADBAND CONSORTIUM ALAMEDA COUNTY Business Broadband Service Legend Major Roads Road Classification Highway Secondary Roads Highway Ramp County Boundary Consortium Boundary Business Broadband Service No Reported Service Download Tier, Upload Tier 11, 11 10, 10 9, 9; 9, 7 8, 8 7, 7; 7, 6 6, 6; 6, 5 UNDERSERVED Prepared by Watsonville GIS Center 01/23/2013 (TELL1201). This Document is a graphic representation only of best available sources. The City of Watsonville assumes no responsibility for any errors. ® 1 in = 17,000 feet
  9. 9. TellusVenture Associates Central business districts in Contra Costa County have advertised speeds in the 25 to 50 Mbps range, mostly 10 to 25 Mbps elsewhere. Alameda County Contra Costa County Sacramento County San Joaquin County Solano County Alameda Alamo Alamo Oaks Albany Antioch Benicia Berkeley Birds Landing Brentwood Brisbane Canyon Castro Valley Clayton Clyde Concord Cowell Danville Diablo Dublin El Cerrito El Sobrante Emeryville Hayward Hercules Kensington Komandorski Village Lafayette Livermore Los Medanos Maltby Martinez Moraga Oakland Orinda Pacheco Piedmont Pinole Pittsburg Pleasant Hill Pleasanton Port Chicago Rheem Valley Richmond Rodeo Russell City San Francisco San Leandro San Lorenzo San Pablo San Ramon Saranap Selby Shore Acres South San Francisco Terminous Tiburon Vallejo Vine Hill Walnut Creek Walnut Heights West Pittsburg 1St 7th St Grant Line Rd 2ndSt A t las Rd Swan W ay Muir Rd 30th St HollySt East Trl Arnold Dr Newell Ave CampusDr RydinRd Laurel Rd Winslow St Brisa St Fairmont Dr Airp ort Dr 8th St Oakley Rd BancroftRd 4th St StanyanSt Esmond Ave Georgi a St Canyon Pkwy SansomeSt P ortol aDr Dutton Ave B St Cypress Rd Cany on R d Mansell St Daviso n Dr Wilbur Ave Pacific Ave 5thSt B road w ay 13th A ve FallonRd East Ave Bockman Rd 35th Ave Bay St B ayshoreRd Viney ard Ave Bancr oft Av e Portola Ave Deer Hill Rd Country Hills Dr Silver Ave BeniciaRd Neroly Rd Bethany Rd Sand Creek Rd Bush St Broadwa yTer Crow Canyon Rd County Hwy J2 Concord Ave Delta Rd R ose D r Pinole Val ley R d S an Pa blo Da m Rd 12th St Clare mont A ve Cutting Blvd Norri s Ca nyon Rd Franklin Canyon R d 1st St Palomar es R d MainSt Kirker Pass Rd Treat Blvd Lak e H erman Rd Byron Rd D iablo Ca m ino Foot h illRd Hopyard Rd Concannon Blvd SellersAve Altamont P ass Rd Alhambra Valley Rd Montezuma Hills Rd County Hwy 2063 Marsh Creek Rd M a carthurBlvd Foothill Blvd Mis sionSt Tassajara Camino Vasc o Rd San R amonValleyBlvd Ascot P kw y Hill crest Ave Blu m e Dr WillowRd DoloresSt Cana l Blvd Mc e we n Rd GreenvilleRd MidwayRd S tMarysRd Empire Mi ne Rd LivermoreAve B ailey Rd Hig h land Rd ReliezValle y Rd RailroadAve Richmon d Pkwy DeerValle y Rd Byron Hwy Re dwoo d Rd Lone Tree Way ·|}þ260 ·|}þ24 ·|}þ77 ·|}þ92 ·|}þ82 ·|}þ29 ·|}þ61 ·|}þ238 ·|}þ84 ·|}þ242 ·|}þ185 ·|}þ13 ·|}þ160 ·|}þ37 ·|}þ84 ·|}þ12 ·|}þ123 ·|}þ4 ·|}þ4 £¤101 §¨¦80 §¨¦80 §¨¦580 §¨¦980 §¨¦205 §¨¦280 §¨¦780 §¨¦880 §¨¦680 §¨¦680 §¨¦580 §¨¦580 EAST BAY BROADBAND CONSORTIUM CONTRA COSTA COUNTY Business Broadband Service Legend Major Roads Road Classification Highway Secondary Roads Highway Ramp County Boundary Consortium Boundary Business Broadband Service No Reported Service Download Tier, Upload Tier 11, 11 10, 10 9, 9; 9, 7 8, 8 7, 7; 7, 6 6, 6; 6, 5 UNDERSERVED Prepared by Watsonville GIS Center 01/23/2013 (TELL1201). This Document is a graphic representation only of best available sources. The City of Watsonville assumes no responsibility for any errors. ® 1 in = 17,000 feet
  10. 10. TellusVenture Associates Business broadband providers advertise 25 to 50 Mbps in Fairfield/ Cordelia area, but generally lower speeds further away from that center. Napa County San Joaquin County Solano County Sonoma County Yolo County Benicia Birds Landing Clarksburg Clyde Courtland Davis Dixon Fairfield Isleton Napa Pittsburg Port Chicago Rio Vista Rodeo Saint Helena Selby Shore Acres Sonoma Terminous Thornton Vacaville Vallejo Walnut Grove West Pittsburg West Sacramento Winters Yountville CourageDr T St HeathDr 1stSt B ig Ho r n Blvd 39thSt 21stSt Henry St PlazaDr Shasta Dr VandenRd 21st Ave M oor e Blvd California Dr Missi on Dr Stone Blvd Travis Blvd Madrone Rd 45thSt Y St Boyes Blvd Weber Rd Georgi a St 5th St H St Desmond Rd EubanksDr 65thSt Yellow st on e D r Oak Kno l lAve Vaca Valley Rd Chiles Rd 5th St Davis Rd PorterRd Allendale Rd Lambert Rd Fry Rd Linden Rd Tabor Ave Airp ortRd MaceBlvd B ayshoreRd Leveroni Rd AbernathyRd Elmira Rd Hutchinson D r LandParkDr Yountvil le C ross R d Trancas St Meadowview Rd LyonRd Mc ew en R d Elk Grove Blvd 65thStExpy Hagen R d C e m ent Hill Rd Wat erfront Rd Riversi deBlvd Benicia Rd N St Broadway CountyHwy98 Swan Rd Oakville Cross Rd Las Amigas R d 47th Ave Hiddenb r o oke Pkwy Lakeville Hwy Sievers Rd StevensonBridgeRd Big RanchRd CenterPkwy Vaca Valley Pkwy Linda VistaAve WaltersRd Rose D r Dixon Ave Rockvi lle R d Oakv il le Gr ad e 2ndSt Covell Blvd Binghamton Rd Hilb orn R d J St Laguna Blvd Hood Franklin Rd O r ang e D r GibsonCanyonRd Lak eH erman Rd StocktonBlvd County Hwy 31 Tremont Rd Air Base Pkwy Cordelia Rd Hawkins Rd BrucevilleRd B irds Landing Rd Can telow Rd A r n oldDr Wo o d e n Valle yRd Florin Rd Montezuma Hills Rd Putah Creek Rd Silverado Trl Midway Rd M arshall Rd Ascot P kw y 3rd A ve EastAve SolanoAve Tuolu m neSt FSt GateRd RushRi ver Dr Cuttings W harfRd MiniDr 1stAve Ter m inous R d Road 32a DuhigRd Bur nd ale Rd Gloria Dr LibertyIslandRd 8thSt Ma nge l s Blvd 24thSt PeabodyRd Lower ChilesV al le y Rd L o pes Rd Pocket Rd MeridianRd CountyHwy89 Bu cke yeRd LewisRd T r in it y R d S u mme rsetDr PedrickRd Suisu n ValleyRd CountyRoad104 ShilohRd BulkleyRd ChilesPopeValle y R d FreeportBlvd River RdK n oxville Rd Sou th p ort Pkwy County Hwy E13 CountyHwyJ8 Dry C reek Rd PleasantsValleyRd ·|}þ121 ·|}þ29 ·|}þ221 ·|}þ116 ·|}þ29 ·|}þ99 ·|}þ12 ·|}þ37 ·|}þ12 ·|}þ121 ·|}þ12 ·|}þ113 ·|}þ160 ·|}þ84 ·|}þ128 ·|}þ128 £¤50 §¨¦780 §¨¦505 §¨¦680 §¨¦5 §¨¦80 §¨¦80 EAST BAY BROADBAND CONSORTIUM SOLANO COUNTY Business Broadband Service Legend Major Roads Road Classification Highway Secondary Roads Highway Ramp County Boundary Consortium Boundary Business Broadband Service No Reported Service Download Tier, Upload Tier 11, 11 10, 10 9, 9; 9, 7 8, 8 7, 7; 7, 6 6, 6; 6, 5 UNDERSERVED Prepared by Watsonville GIS Center 01/23/2013 (TELL1201). This Document is a graphic representation only of best available sources. The City of Watsonville assumes no responsibility for any errors. ® 1 in = 19,000 feet
  11. 11. TellusVenture Associates Residential broadband analysis • Consumer broadband infrastructure is a generally reliable indicator of all types of service availability and core infrastructure. Most AT&T and Comcast construction to date is based on expected revenue from consumers. • Evaluation is based on grading according to advertised download and upload speeds, which provides a relative comparison even when ground truth differs. • Comcast and AT&T are the dominant residential broadband providers in the region. • Astound and Sonic offer competitive service in limited urban and suburban areas. • Frontier, Wave and Winters Broadband serve rural Solano County areas. • Adoption data is limited, but shows a pattern of greater adoption in generally suburban areas than generally urban or rural areas.
  12. 12. Adoption rates beat statewide average, suburbs skew higher Alameda County 78% Contra Costa County 87% Solano County 78% EBBC 81% California 75% Darker areas have higher and lighter areas have lower residential adoption
  13. 13. Lower adoption rates in urban areas west of the hills. Alameda County 78% Contra Costa County 87% Solano County 78% EBBC 81% California 75% Darker areas have higher and lighter areas have lower residential adoption
  14. 14. TellusVenture Associates Residential broadband grading criteria F Two competing providers, both advertising maximum download speeds of at least 25 Mbps and maximum uploads speeds of 6 Mbps, or 3 or more competing providers offering that standard of service in combination. Competing providers, both advertising maximum download speeds of at least 10 Mbps and maximum uploads speeds of 6 Mbps. Competing providers, one advertising max down/up speeds of at least 10/6 Mbps and the remainder meeting CPUC's minimum 6 down/1.5 up standard. At least one provider advertising speeds that meet the CPUC's minimum standards of 6 Mbps down and 1.5 Mbps up. At least one provider offers service, but no service is available that meets the CPUC's minimum standard of 6 Mbps down and 1.5 Mbps up (underserved). Or no service at all (unserved). D C B A
  15. 15. TellusVenture Associates Examples F Astound (or Sonic) and/or Comcast and/or AT&T offering their best levels of service. Comcast Xfinity cable modem service and mid-level AT&T Uverse DSL. AT&T DSL and Comcast cable modem service. Only one provider, e.g. AT&T or Comcast or Winters Broadband, meets spec. Service via outdated DSL equipment or nothing at all. D C B A
  16. 16. TellusVenture Associates Alameda County Contra Costa County San Joaquin County Santa Clara County Alameda Alamo Alamo Oaks Albany Ashland Atherton Belmont Berkeley Brentwood Burlingame Canyon Castro Valley Danville Diablo Dublin East Palo Alto El Cerrito Emeryville Foster City Fremont Hayward Hillsborough Kensington Kilkare Woods Komandorski Village Lafayette Livermore Menlo Park Millbrae Moraga Mount Eden Newark Oakland Orinda Palo Alto Palomar Park Piedmont Pleasanton Redwood City Rheem Valley Russell City San Carlos San Leandro San Lorenzo San Mateo San Ramon Saranap Tracy Union City Walnut Creek Walnut Heights 4th St Monarch Rd 3rd Ave 1st St CapuletRd HazelAve PoeDr ShorelineDr Link St 42ndAv e VillarealDr Hansen Rd Ascalano Ln QuarryLn ParkDr Sycamore Valley Rd Smith St BranniganSt NicoletAve Wicklund Cir Swan W ay FalconDr AlvaradoSt M arine Pk wy HollySt Avenue B East Trl Executive Pkwy FremontBlvd Industrial Pkw y AthensDr D avitLn PasadenaDr RydinRd DyerSt Walnut Ave Kaiser Dr Rhee m Blvd 66th Ave M arin Ave Ingalls St Olive Ave Airp ort Dr 2ndAve Starr St 8th St JarvisAve Seven Hills Rd 23rd Ave R osew o od Dr DoughertyRd Ch at eau Dr B St 28th Ave Valot a R d Can yon R d A St Geary Rd Cargo W ay Fo othillRd Esc uelaPkwy H ayn e R d S unolBlvd Man n i ng Rd Greenbro okDr B road w ay13th Av e Rose St FallonRd East Ave M ilm ontD r Central Ave Howard Rd Bockman Rd H il l sdale Blvd SycamorePk w y FiveCan yo ns P kw y Vin eyard Ave Banc roft A ve Linne Rd Deer Hill Rd Clubhous e Dr Foothill Dr La mmers Rd Dwight Way Cherry St S a n Pabl oD am Rd SellersAve Whipple Rd PacificAve Jef fer s o n A v e B rione s V alley Rd Bethany Rd Crow Canyon Rd Farm Hill Blvd WalnutBlvd 12th St Clare mont A v e UnionCity Blvd Hayw ard Blvd Norris Cany on R d 1st St R alston Ave Diablo Camino Canada Rd 11th St Concannon Blvd Sk y l in e B lvd Byron Rd A ltam o nt Pass Rd Coun ty Hwy 2063 M arsh Creek Rd Tassajara Camino CorralHollowRd Vasco Rd L a k e C h a bot R d TracyBlvd Ce ntralAve WillowRd Club D r F el ter Rd Monter e y Blvd Co liseum Way MountainHousePkwy GreenvilleRd Ple a santonSunolRd MidwayRd LivermoreAve Parro t t D r MissionBlvd Deer Valley Rd H ig hland Rd 3rdSt C ala veras R d Byron Hw y CalaverasAve R ed wood Rd County Hwy J2 MinesRd ·|}þ82 ·|}þ260 ·|}þ24 ·|}þ77 ·|}þ262 ·|}þ84 ·|}þ114 ·|}þ61 ·|}þ84 ·|}þ185 ·|}þ13 ·|}þ35 ·|}þ4 ·|}þ123 ·|}þ238 ·|}þ92 £¤101 §¨¦80 §¨¦980 §¨¦205 §¨¦280 §¨¦880 §¨¦680 §¨¦580 §¨¦580 EAST BAY BROADBAND CONSORTIUM ALAMEDA COUNTY EBBC Project Area Legend Major Roads Road Classification Highway Secondary Roads Highway Ramp County Boundary Consortium Boundary CPUC Wireline Data GRADE A B C D F No Data Reported Prepared by Watsonville GIS Center 01/16/2013 (TELL1201). This Document is a graphic representation only of best available sources. The City of Watsonville assumes no responsibility for any errors. ® 1 in = 17,000 feet Residential broadband availability grading by census block (unweighted)
  17. 17. TellusVenture Associates Alameda County Contra Costa County Sacramento County San Joaquin County Solano County Alameda Alamo Alamo Oaks Albany Antioch Ashland Benicia Berkeley Birds Landing Brentwood Brisbane Canyon Castro Valley Clayton Clyde Concord Cowell Crockett Danville Diablo Dublin El Cerrito El Sobrante Emeryville Hayward Hercules Kensington Komandorski Village Lafayette Livermore Los Medanos Maltby Martinez Moraga North Richmond Oakland Orinda Pacheco Piedmont Pinole Pittsburg Pleasant Hill Pleasanton Port Chicago Port Costa Rheem Valley Richmond Rodeo Russell City San Francisco San Leandro San Lorenzo San Pablo San Ramon Saranap Selby Shore Acres South San Francisco Terminous Tiburon Vallejo Vine Hill Walnut Creek Walnut Heights West Pittsburg 1St 7th St Grant Line Rd 2ndSt A t las Rd Swan W ay Muir Rd 30th St HollySt East Trl Arnold Dr Newell Ave CampusDr RydinRd Laurel Rd Brisa St Fairmont Dr Airp ort Dr 8th St Oakley Rd BancroftRd 4th St StanyanSt Georgi a St Canyon Pkwy SansomeSt P ortol aDr Dutton Ave B St Cypress Rd Cany on R d Mansell St Daviso n Dr Wilbur Ave Pacific Ave 5thSt B road w ay 13th A ve FallonRd East Ave 35th Ave Bay St B ayshoreRd Viney ard Ave Bancr oft Av e Portola Ave Deer Hill Rd Country Hills Dr Silver Ave BeniciaRd Neroly Rd Bethany Rd Sand Creek Rd Bush St Broadwa yTer Crow Canyon Rd County Hwy J2 Concord Ave Delta Rd R ose D r Pinole Val ley R d S an Pa blo Da m Rd 12th St Clare mont A ve Cutting Blvd Norri s Ca nyon Rd Franklin Canyon R d 1st St Palomar es R d MainSt Kirker Pass Rd Treat Blvd Lak e H erman Rd Byron Rd D iablo Ca m ino Foot h illRd Hopyard Rd Concannon Blvd SellersAve Altamont P ass Rd Alhambra Valley Rd Montezuma Hills Rd County Hwy 2063 Marsh Creek Rd M a carthurBlvd Foothill Blvd Mis sionSt Tassajara Camino Vasc o Rd SanR amonValleyBlvd Ascot P kw y Hill crest Ave Blu m e Dr WillowRd DoloresSt Cana l Blvd GreenvilleRd MidwayRd S tMarysRd Empire Mi ne Rd LivermoreAve B ailey Rd Hig h land Rd ReliezValle y Rd RailroadAve DeerValle y Rd Byron Hwy Re dwoo d Rd Lone Tree Way ·|}þ260 ·|}þ24 ·|}þ77 ·|}þ92 ·|}þ82 ·|}þ29 ·|}þ61 ·|}þ238 ·|}þ84 ·|}þ242 ·|}þ185 ·|}þ13 ·|}þ160 ·|}þ37 ·|}þ84 ·|}þ12 ·|}þ123 ·|}þ4 ·|}þ4 £¤101 §¨¦80 §¨¦80 §¨¦580 §¨¦980 §¨¦205 §¨¦280 §¨¦780 §¨¦880 §¨¦680 §¨¦680 §¨¦580 §¨¦580 EAST BAY BROADBAND CONSORTIUM CONTRA COSTA COUNTY EBBC Project Area Legend Major Roads Road Classification Highway Secondary Roads Highway Ramp County Boundary Consortium Boundary CPUC Wireline Data GRADE A B C D F No Data Reported Prepared by Watsonville GIS Center 01/16/2013 (TELL1201). This Document is a graphic representation only of best available sources. The City of Watsonville assumes no responsibility for any errors. ® 1 in = 17,000 feet Residential broadband availability grading by census block (unweighted)
  18. 18. TellusVenture Associates Napa County San Joaquin County Solano County Sonoma County Yolo County Benicia Birds Landing Clarksburg Clyde Courtland Crockett Davis Dixon Fairfield Isleton Napa Pittsburg Port Chicago Port Costa Rio Vista Rodeo Saint Helena Selby Shore Acres Sonoma Terminous Thornton Vacaville Vallejo Walnut Grove West Pittsburg West Sacramento Winters Yountville HeathDr Big Hor n Blvd M oor e Blvd Travis Blvd 45thSt Y St Weber Rd 5th S t Sutterville Rd EubanksDr GregoryAve J St 5thSt MapleAve PorterRd Allendale Rd Fry Rd Tuolu mneSt NewellDr 29thSt MaceBlvd Ulat is Dr Elmira Rd W St Trancas St LyonRd Elk Grove Blvd 65thStExpy Hagen Rd Waterfront Rd DuhigR d Benicia Rd CountyHwy98 Swan Rd Las Amigas R d 47th Ave Lakevi lleHwy Sievers Rd BigRanchRd Li nda VistaAve WaltersRd R oseDr Dixon Ave Rock vill e Rd Oakvi l le G r ade Covell Blvd Binghamton Rd Hilb orn R d DeerParkR d Laguna Blvd Hood Franklin Rd Buck ey eRd Or ang e Dr GibsonCanyonRd Old S ono m a Rd Lake Herman Rd StocktonBlvd County Hwy 31 Tremont Rd Air Base Pkwy Cordelia Rd Hawkins Rd BrucevilleRd Birds L andingRd Cant elow Rd Arnold Dr Wood e n Vall eyRd Florin Rd Mon te zuma Hills Rd Putah Creek Rd SilveradoTrl Midway Rd M a rshall Rd T St 3rd A ve EastAve GateRd MiniD r 1stAve Road 32a Burn d ale R d Gloria Dr LibertyIslandRd 8thSt M a ngel s Blvd 24thSt PeabodyRd Lo p esRd Poc ket Rd MeridianRd CountyHwy89 LewisRd Tri nit y R d PedrickRd Suisu n ValleyRd CountyRoad104 ShilohRd BulkleyRd ChilesPopeValle y Rd FreeportBlvd K n oxville Rd Sout hp ortP kwy County Hwy E13 CountyHwyJ8 Dry Creek Rd PleasantsValleyRd ·|}þ121 ·|}þ29 ·|}þ221 ·|}þ116 ·|}þ29 ·|}þ99 ·|}þ12 ·|}þ37 ·|}þ12 ·|}þ121 ·|}þ12 ·|}þ113 ·|}þ160 ·|}þ84 ·|}þ128 ·|}þ128 £¤50 §¨¦780 §¨¦505 §¨¦680 §¨¦5 §¨¦80 §¨¦80 EAST BAY BROADBAND CONSORTIUM SOLANO COUNTY EBBC Project Area Legend Major Roads Road Classification Highway Secondary Roads Highway Ramp County Boundary Consortium Boundary CPUC Wireline Data GRADE A B C D F No Data Reported Prepared by Watsonville GIS Center 12/14/2012 (TELL1201). This Document is a graphic representation only of best available sources. The City of Watsonville assumes no responsibility for any errors. ® 1 in = 19,000 feet Residential broadband availability grading by census block (unweighted)
  19. 19. TellusVenture Associates Spread of grades around statewide average Grades for fixed residential service, weighted by households Alameda County C 2 Contra Costa County C+ 2.3 Solano County C- 1.8 East Bay Region C 2.1
  20. 20. Berkeley C+ 2.4 Alameda C 2.2 Albany C 2.2 Oakland C 2.1 Emeryville C 2.1 San Leandro C 2.1 Newark C 2 Fremont C 2 Hayward C- 1.9 Union City C- 1.9 Livermore C- 1.9 Dublin C- 1.8 Pleasanton C- 1.8 Piedmont D+ 1.5 Alameda County Residential broadband availability is reasonably consistent and generally around the statewide average.
  21. 21. Concord A- 3.8 Walnut Creek B+ 3.4 Pleasant Hill B- 2.9 San Pablo C 2.2 El Cerrito C 2.2 Richmond C 2.1 Pinole C 2 Martinez C 2 Lafayette C 2 Brentwood C 2 Oakley C 2 Danville C- 1.9 Hercules C- 1.9 Pittsburg C- 1.9 Antioch C- 1.9 Unincorporated C- 1.8 San Ramon C- 1.8 Clayton D 1 Orinda D 1 Moraga D 1 Contra Costa County Central county includes best and some of worst consumer broadband availability in region.
  22. 22. Vallejo C 2 Benicia C 2 Suisun City C- 1.9 Vacaville C- 1.9 Fairfield C- 1.8 Dixon D 1.1 Rio Vista D- 0.9 Solano County Rural broadband availability does not keep pace with urban/ suburban areas.
  23. 23. Concord A- 3.8 Walnut Creek B+ 3.4 Pleasant Hill B- 2.9 Berkeley C+ 2.4 Alameda C 2.2 Dixon D 1.1 Clayton D 1 Orinda D 1 Moraga D 1 Rio Vista D- 0.9 Top and bottom five for residential broadband Most cities in the region are right around the statewide average. Competitive carriers make a difference; rural characteristics and difficult terrain factors push rankings lower.
  24. 24. Sacramento County Solano County Palisades Dr 2ndSt M ain St Montezuma Hills Rd Summerset Dr ·|}þ12 ·|}þ84 ·|}þ12 ·|}þ160 Copyright:© 2011 National Geographic Society, i-cubed EAST BAY BROADBAND CONSORTIUM CITY of RIO VISTA City of Rio Vista Legend Major Roads Road Classification Highway Secondary Roads Highway Ramp County Boundary Consortium Boundary CPUC Wireline Data GRADE A B C D F No Data Reported Prepared by Watsonville GIS Center 12/14/2012 (TELL1201). This Document is a graphic representation only of best available sources. The City of Watsonville assumes no responsibility for any errors. ® 1 in = 2,250 feet • Some Comcast cable modem service and legacy Frontier DSL in Rio Vista. • Similar pattern in other cities, e.g. Piedmont
  25. 25. • Newark is a solid, and typical, C. • Some patches of better and worse service, but generally good availability. Alameda County GrimmerBlvd Liberty St Farwell Dr Gatewa y Blvd Tan Bark Dr Guardino D r State St Nicolet Av e Beacon Ave Lido Blvd Union City Blvd CapitolAve Delaware Dr Blacow Rd Auto Mall Pkwy Newark Blvd Decoto Rd Frem ont Blvd Parkshore Dr Dumbarton Cir Kaiser Dr JarvisAve Washington Blvd ArdenwoodBlvd Stevenson Blvd B oyce R d Civic Center Dr Central A ve Fremont Blvd Cherry St Cushing Pkwy W alnutAve Paseo Padre Pkwy Cedar Blvd Mowry Ave DriscollRd Lake Blvd PaseoPad re Pkwy Edgewater Dr ThorntonAve ·|}þ84 ·|}þ238 ·|}þ84 §¨¦680 §¨¦880 §¨¦880 Copyright:© 2011 National Geographic Society, i-cubed EAST BAY BROADBAND CONSORTIUM CITY of NEWARK City of Newark Legend Major Roads Road Classification Highway Secondary Roads Highway Ramp County Boundary Consortium Boundary CPUC Wireline Data GRADE A B C D F No Data Reported Prepared by Watsonville GIS Center 01/15/2013 (TELL1201). This Document is a graphic representation only of best available sources. The City of Watsonville assumes no responsibility for any errors. ® 1 in = 3,200 feet
  26. 26. • Astound, AT&T and Comcast all offer top end services in most places in Concord. • Other top 5 cities – Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Berkeley, Alameda – have a history of three-way residential broadband competition. Contra Costa County Imhoff Dr B uchanan Rd Gail Dr A rnol d Dr NetherbyDr BlumRd Pheasant Dr LucilleLn CenterAve Grant St OakRd ClearlandDr Paso Nogal Rd Muir Rd PutnamBlvd Olivera Rd Waterfront Rd MarketSt CleavelandRd EastSt PattersonBlvd Gregory Ln DiamondBlvd D enkingerR d BancroftRd Leland Rd San Sim eon Dr Power Ave Oak Park Blvd Golf Club Rd Boyd Rd SanMarcoRd Geary Rd Marsh Creek Rd Evora Rd Arnold Industrial Way Chilpancingo Pkwy Parkside Dr SolanoWay TurtleC re ek Rd Willow Pass Rd OakGroveRd AlhambraAve ContraCostaBlvd W illow Pass Rd TaylorBlvd Concord Blvd Kirker Pass Rd Treat Blvd Ygnac io ValleyRd Clayton Rd Cowell Rd Clayton Rd Pacheco Blvd PortChicagoHwy Dri ftwood D r Coggins Dr BabelLn GalindoSt Ayer s Rd Meadow Ln Jo nesRd M orello Ave MeridianParkBlvd PleasantHillRd MainSt RailroadAve Oakhurst Dr R eliezValleyR d M onum ent Blvd BaileyRd ·|}þ242 ·|}þ4 ·|}þ4 ·|}þ4 §¨¦680 §¨¦680 Sources: Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, TomTom, Intermap, iPC, USGS, FAO, NPS, NRCAN, GeoBase, IGN, Kadaster NL, Ordnance Survey, Esri Japan, METI, Esri China (Hong Kong), and the GIS User Community EAST BAY BROADBAND CONSORTIUM CITY of CONCORD City of Concord Legend Major Roads Road Classification Highway Secondary Roads Highway Ramp County Boundary Consortium Boundary CPUC Wireline Data GRADE A B C D F No Data Reported Prepared by Watsonville GIS Center 01/16/2013 (TELL1201). This Document is a graphic representation only of best available sources. The City of Watsonville assumes no responsibility for any errors. ® 1 in = 3,750 feet
  27. 27. TellusVenture Associates Conclusions • On the whole, the region meets or beats statewide averages for residential broadband availability and, consequently, core network infrastructure. • Rural areas lag behind. • Gaps exist in urban coverage and adoption rates. • Room for improvement in mobile coverage, areas with denser populations and higher traffic have more bandwidth, but also more usage. • Competition improves broadband availability. • Areas that have (or had) three wireline competitors have the best service. • Up to six mobile competitors, carriers still investing in infrastructure. • Commercial/industrial service very competitive, except when it’s not. • Cities with high grades prove that excellent broadband is possible for all.
  28. 28. TellusVenture Associates ® TellusVenture Associates Questions?
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  30. 30. TellusVenture Associates Methodology • Separated residential service providers from business. • Weeded out fixed wireless Internet service providers that were either out of the region or submitted low quality data. • Handled mobile coverage separately. • Different usage case, and carrier's service reporting not comparable to wireline reporting. Apples and oranges. • Considered both upload and download speeds. • For simplicity's sake, will be mostly talking about download speeds today.
  31. 31. TellusVenture Associates Developing the grading criteria • Reporting and grading is by census block. Regional, county and city grade point averages are weighted by number of households. • CPUC has set a minimum service benchmark of one provider offering 6 Mbps down and 1.5 Mbps up. That's a barely passing grade, a D. • If an area doesn't have at least that, it flunks, an F. • County, regional and statewide service average is consistent, on a mean, median and mode basis: two competing wireline service providers, both meeting the CPUC's minimum service benchmark and at least one claiming to offer better than 10 Mbps down and 6 up. That's a C. • Areas with better infrastructure have better claimed speeds, with 10 Mbps and 25 Mbps reasonably consistent benchmark levels. Those service levels set the A and B benchmarks.
  32. 32. TellusVenture Associates Countofcensusblocks 0 4,500 9,000 13,500 18,000 F D C B A Alameda County Contra Costa County Solano County East Bay Region Grade distribution Suburban, some urban availability above average.
  33. 33. TellusVenture Associates Countofcommunityanchor institutions 0 200 400 600 800 F D C B A Alameda County Contra Costa County Solano County East Bay Region Community anchor institution availability Generally tracks with overall distribution of grades.
  34. 34. TellusVenture Associates ® TellusVenture Associates Contact: Steve Blum Tellus Venture Associates +1-831-582-0700 steveblum@tellusventure.com www.tellusventure.com East Bay Broadband Report Card Prepared for the East Bay Broadband Consortium 28 January 2013

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