Catalyst for Action

The CETF Decade Report and Video:
Catalyst for Action – Ten Years of Achievement in Closing the Digital Divide. Please also visit the CETF YouTube Channel.

CETF provides leadership statewide to close the “Digital Divide” by accelerating the deployment and adoption of broadband to unserved and underserved communities and populations.

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Live Video | Broadband Breakfast Interview With Sunne Wright McPeak »

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Sunne Wright McPeak Calls For Bold Leadership: Time to Overcome Bureaucratic Inertia to Achieve Digital Equity Oakland and Los Angeles, CA - The global pandemic has exposed the nation’s economic divide and that concentrated persistent poverty is rooted in institutionalized racism, says California Emerging Technology…

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2021 School2Home Leadership Academy »

February 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am - February 11, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

School2Home convenes an annual Leadership Academy as part of the Learning Communities Core Component.  At School2Home Leadership Academy each School Leadership Team comes prepared to share their expertise and “lessons learned” with other partners.  In 2020 prominent presenters at the School2Home Leadership Academy included:  Member…

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Internet Providers Must Take Lead Closing the Digital Divide

We have all seen the images and heard stories:  students without Internet access sitting in parks, parking lots, or fast food restaurants to use public Wi-Fi to do homework.  COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders illuminated how essential it is to be connected to the Internet for education, […]

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Will COVID-19 Be Impetus to Close Digital Divide?

A 2019 study by the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) showed that lack of access affected 16 percent of Los Angeles residents and 12 percent of San Franciscans, higher than the 9 percent mark of rural areas like the Inland Empire and the Central Valley. […]

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Read About The CETF Quest For Digital Equity In California

The most digitally-disadvantaged populations cannot wait any longer for ubiquitous broadband in California. CETF Board Member and former State Senator Martha M. Escutia, who serves as Vice President of Government Relations at USC, wrote an opinion piece in CalMatters laying out urgent policy prescriptions:  Bridge […]

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