Interagency Forum on Broadband Access and Financial Institutions in Rural California


Tuesday, August 2, 2022


11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pacific Time




Community Development FinanceCommunity Reinvestment ActEconomic InclusionRegional EquityTechnology

Engineers inspecting communications tower.

High-speed broadband access is a critical requirement for participation in the modern world. So how can banks, community groups, and financial regulators plan for providing communities with funding and technical assistance to implement sufficient, accessible broadband services?

Join us for a community development forum to learn about opportunities for partnership and funding mechanisms to expand broadband services and advance digital equity in rural California.

Topics include:

  • the challenges broadband presents in communities and solutions implemented by California-based groups;
  • examples of financial institutions’ current initiatives supporting broadband access; and
  • ways to receive Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) credit through a myriad of lending, investment, and service opportunities.

This event is hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the FDIC, and the OCC, in collaboration with the California Reinvestment Coalition.