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I[]A Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 Feather River Bulletin trl mil Plumas-Sierra Rural Elec- provide cost effective, abun- tric Cooperative has accepted dant broadband• a grant award totaling $13.7 The communication deft- million to build a fiber system ciency causes a weakness in from Renc~ Nev., to Susanville the northeastern corner of and Quincy. California that adversely af- The grant is from the Na- fects progress, jobs and the lo- tional Telecommunications caleconomy• and Information Administra-The weakness has far- tion, an agency inside the reaching effects. It has ten- Federal Commerce Depart- dered the region deficient in ment, and is part of the Amer- access to broadband in the ican Reinvestment and Recov- home, advancement in health- ery Act, also called the Stimu- care and progression of ad- lus Fund. vanced learning opportuni- PSREC also received a ties f or children. matching grant of $1.7 million Bob Marshall, PSREC gen- from the California Advanced eral manager, said, "Part of Services Fund as part of the electric and telephone cooper- project, atives' mission is to bring key The impetus for the projectservices to rural America• We is a lack of telecommunica-are working together with tions backhaul facilities to several entities to improve the telecommunications infra- structure in our region with this project." PSREC helped develop a consortium to address the re- gion's challenges before ap- plying for the fiber grant. The collaborative effort includes anchor tenants, ISPs, econom- ic development entities and local governments. The consortium includes Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties' offices of education, Feather River College, Lassen College, Plumas Dis- trict Hospital, Eastern Plumas District Hospital, Sierra Army Depot., Federal Correctional Institute Her- long, the State Department of Corrections and Susanville Indian Rancheria. The cooperative will con- struct the network with many interconnectior/points to al- low large anchor institutions and Internet service providers access to wholesale broadband, significantly low- ering the cost and increasing the availability in the region. According to Lori Rice, Plumas-Sierra Telecommu- nications chief operations officer and project manager, ',Our region is severely lacking access to broad- band. This project will in- clude multiple interconnec- tion points and the abun- dance of bandwidth which will allow third-party providers to reach far be- yond their current bound- aries to access the un-served and underserved portions of Systems along the Highway our region." 395 corridor, and the State of The Plumas-Sierra Fiber California's implementation Project will begin in RenD and of the Next Generation 911 run on PSREC's electrical sys- service in Plumas, Sierra and tem from Bordertown to Su- Lassen counties. sanville. Marshall said a major It will provide access to project goal is to create jobs wholesale broadband along and boost the economy by the Highway 395 corridor to allowing existing business- Susanville, and along State es to expand, while attract- Route 70 from Hallelujah ing new businesses to the Junction to Quincy, with a lat- region: eral branch to serve Loyalton. "Completion of the project The system will be Owned will allow for businesses, by PSREC's telecommunica- households and key commu- tions subsidiary, and will also nity institutions to have ac- be used to monitor and con- cess to higher data usage at a trol the PSREC electrical sys- lower •cost. Access to afford- tem. able broadband is a crucial It will support Nevada De- component to arresting the partment of Transportation's loss of jobs and population in Intelligent Transportation the region," he said. Our roots are deep in Plumas County • Quality & Experience Since 1946 Where we love our plants enough to raise them here .. Full Service Florist .. Don't forget, we deliver -. 41796 Hwy. 70 Quincy Near Feather River College i~ fL=~=l 283-2010 We salute you for being chosen students of the month by your principal and teachers for your O03"LOOSE STUDIO OF THE ART@ Applause, applause to all!! 283-3259 outstanding achievements in academics, athletics and/or community activities. W, lk &E ltcome,~(1]| 279 Main St. Quincy " PLUMAS CHARTER PLUMAS COUNTY COMMUNITY SCHOOL JENNIFER MATHES AGE: 12 GRADE; 7 FAVORITE SUBJECT: Woodshop PLANS FOR THE FUTURE: Join the circus. !!iii~.~ii~il ..................... ETHAN BOYD AGE: 12 GRADE: 7 FAVORITE SUBJECT; History, Science and Band PLANS FOR THE FUTURE; My plans for the future is to go to a trade school and learn heating and refrigeration. COLE VANETTI AGE: 15 GRADE: 10 FAVORITE SUBJECT: PhNcs and Math PLANS FOR THE FUTURE: I've been thinking about a career in archi- tecture or engineering but I have still got a few more years so we'll see. JACEY WEST AGE: 15 GRADE: 10 FAVORITE SUBJECT: English PLANS FOR, THE FUTURE: Attend college and get my business degree. CHARLES BROWNLEE AGE: 17 GRADE: 12 FAVORITE SUBJECT: History and Algebra PLANS FOR THE FUTURE: Graduate and go to Universal Mechanics Institute and I want to major in all six mechanical classes there are to take there., SLATIN TWEEDLE AGE: 15 GRADE: 9 FAVORITE SUBJECT: History PLANS FOR THE FUTURE: I don't know yet. SOPHIA BECWAR BERRY AGE: 6 GRADE: 1 FAVORITE SUBJECT: Waldorf- inspired 1st grade form drawing PLANS FOR THE FUTURE: Be a ballerina, a firewoman, a police officer or a farmer. BRITNEY BLOMQUIST AaE: 7 GRADE: 2 FAVORITE SUBJECT: Science PLANS FOR THE FUTURE: Go to collegethen be a hairdresser. ALICIA BAGLEY AGE: 8 1/2 GRADE: 3 FAVORITE SUBJECT: Literacy Groups PLANS FOR THE FUTURE: I will probably be a veterinarian, but I might just work downtown. LANE COELHO AGE: 8 GRADE: 3 FAVORITE SUBJECT: Math PLANS FOR THE FUTURE: I want to work as a fire fighter in the woods and save animals. JONATHAN ROBINETTE AGE: 17 GRADE: 12 FAVORITE SUBJECT: Math and Science PLANS FOR THE FUTURE: Go to college and serve in the mission field. BRIANNE FARNWoRTH AGE: 14 GRADE: 9 FAVORITE SUBJECT: I don't have any favorite subjects yet. PLANS FOR THE FUTURE: I plan to apply to U.C. Davis and hopefully get my degree in large and small veted- nan/medicine. l' ':l| ,: .ti!,