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Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

2415 Imperial Business Park Drive, Suite A
Imperial, CA 92251
P: +1 760-353-8332

Broadband

Southern Border Broadband Consortium
The Southern Border Broadband Consortium is an ongoing initiative dedicated to providing internet services to underserved communities within the border region of Southern California. The California Advanced Services Fund has helped finance the SBBC in its efforts to expand internet connectivity in the San Diego and Imperial counties. In 2017, this foundation has approved four new projects that will help provide internet connectivity for more than 13,000 households in six counties across California. In addition, the California Emerging Technology Fund has helped subsidize the SBBC. This venture is largely supported by the successful mergers of SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI. These new entities have contributed $60 million to further advance broadband connectivity efforts in California for the next five years. SBBC wants to assist in making use of those funds regionally.

http://www.ivedc.com/initiatives/southern-border-broadband-consortium/

Energy Utilities

The Imperial Valley is home to various investment opportunities for renewable energy projects. The following types of alternative energy are key economic drivers for this industry within the Imperial Valley:
  • Solar
  • Geothermal
  • Wind
  • BioMass

Water

Water Rates 
  • $20 per acre foot (Agricultural rate)(Aquaculture) 
  • $85 per acre foot (Industrial rate)(Process water) (1 acre foot = 326,000 gallons) 
Water Availability 
  • Current balance of 21.2 million gallons PER DAY of industrial rate water 
Energy Rates 
  • 7.3 to 11.2¢ per kwh (rates depend on load demand and IID board approval)

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* Best efforts, no guaranteed speed.
  Consumer Down Up Business Down Up
All Broadband Yes 987 35 Yes 1000 1000
Providers (22)
  Consumer Down Up Business Down Up
Antilles Wireless LLC Yes 15 1 Yes * *
AT&T Services, Inc. Yes 25 5 No 0 0
Beamspeed LLC Yes 5 2 Yes * *
Charter Communications, Inc. Yes 400 20 Yes 200 200
COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC Yes 987 35 Yes * *
EarthLink Business, LLC No 0 0 Yes 1.50 1.50
Fisher Wireless Services, Inc. Yes 1 1 Yes 0.51 0.51
Frontier Communications Corporation Yes 24 2 Yes * *
GCI Communication Corp. No 0 0 Yes * *
HNS License Sub, LLC Yes 25 3 Yes * *
Level 3 Communications, LLC No 0 0 Yes 1000 1000
MCI Communications Corporation No 0 0 Yes 12 12
McLeodUSA Telecommunications Services, L.L.C. No 0 0 Yes 1.50 1.50
PAETEC Communications, Inc. No 0 0 Yes 5 5
Spectrotel, Inc. No 0 0 Yes 15 2
TDS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION Yes 50 20 Yes 50 20
U.S. TelePacific Corp. No 0 0 Yes 100 100
Utility Telecom Group, LLC No 0 0 Yes 1000 1000
ViaSat, Inc. Yes 30 3 Yes * *
VSAT Systems, LLC Yes 2 1.30 Yes 2 1.30
WLanJV Inc. Yes 8 5 No 0 0
XO Communications Services, LLC No 0 0 Yes 5 5
Technologies (11)
  Consumer Down Up Business Down Up
ADSL2, ADSL2+ Yes 50 20 Yes 50 20
Asymmetric xDSL Yes 25 5 Yes 15 5
Cable Modem – DOCSIS 3.0 Yes 400 20 Yes * *
Cable Modem – DOCSIS 3.1 Yes 987 35 Yes * *
Cable Modem other than DOCSIS 1, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, or 3.1 Yes 5 2 Yes 15 2
Optical Carrier / Fiber to the end user Yes 100 10 Yes 1000 1000
Other Copper Wireline No 0 0 Yes 100 100
Satellite Yes 30 3 Yes 2 1.30
Symmetric xDSL Yes 0.42 0.42 No 0 0
Terrestrial Fixed Wireless Yes 10 5 Yes 0.51 0.51
VDSL Yes 50 20 Yes 50 20
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Starting in 2012 the U.S. Energy Information Agency reduced the reporting requirements for “small utilities”. These utilities now submit just totals. No sector data is available after 2011 for these small utilities.
Natural gas prices are only available at the state level. Prices are average prices for the reporting period. EIA does not maintain data on the service territory of natural gas utilities.

Natural Gas Data (Price Per Thousand Cubic Feet)

State Commercial Residential Industrial
California $8.04 $11.39 $6.41