SCH Number 2021120435

Project Info

Nevada County Broadband Program
The proposed program would expand access to broadband technology throughout Nevada County and the incorporated communities of Grass Valley, Nevada City, and the Town of Truckee. Installation of fiber optic cable by a variety of potential methods (e.g., underground via directional boring, plowing, and trenching; microtrenching; aerial installation) is evaluated at a programmatic level in the EIR. The program area includes public and private roads and previously disturbed and developed areas. The program also includes lateral lines that could be installed between public or private roadways and individual businesses or residences to enable service. While the countywide program would install new fiber conduit predominantly underground and, where existing conduit exists, new fiber could be installed in existing conduit. In some circumstances, fiber optic conduit could be installed under roadways where space is limited along road shoulders. Access to the new conduits would be provided by installing access boxes along a proposed route for an individual project. Where topography or underground substrate could impede construction of subsurface fiber optic lines, projects would install aboveground fiber optic line that would utilize existing or newly constructed utility poles. The objective of this EIR is to achieve compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act for the program in advance such that individual fiber projects can take advantage of state and federal grant funding programs.
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2 documents in project

Type Lead/Public Agency Received Title
Nevada County Nevada County Broadband Program
Nevada County Nevada County Broadband Project and Spiral Fiber Broadband Project