VALLEJO, CA — Inyo Networks, an ISP that serves customers in California and Nevada, has secured funding from the California Advanced Service Fund (CASF) in the amount of $1.5 million for the construction of a fiber-to-the-premises, last-mile network in the underserved Nicasio area of western Marin County, California. This approval is conditioned upon Inyo’s ability to secure the 40 percent matching fund within 180 days.

The Nicasio Broadband Project (Nicasio Project) will cover 8 square miles and will be capable of delivering 1 Gbps symmetrical data along with voice and high definition video to 216 underserved households. This project will also provide broadband services to three anchor institutions and provide safety benefits in the area with a robust broadband service in the event of severe weather, natural disasters as well as improved access to e-health services. The community of Nicasio is located 11 miles west-southwest of Novato, Marin County, California.

Inyo currently serves customers in California and Nevada, and offers competitive broadband services to end-users. It also provides open access network operations and support services for third party facility network owners. Inyo is also a past CASF grant recipient and successfully completed the $29 million California Broadband Cooperative Digital 395 network, a middle-mile project.