Catalyst for Action

Catalyst for Action – Ten Years of Achievement in Closing the Digital Divide Decade Report and Video.  Read the CETF Digital Equity Bill of Rights. Watch:  the Inaugural Quest for Digital Equity Conversation with Mignon Clyburn and Rachelle Chong; the Post-Election Briefing: New Federal Partnership on Broadband Webinar; or visit the CETF YouTube Channel.

Read the October 29, 2020 Benton Institute Editorial:
America Needs Broadband Now

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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School2Home Leadership Academy »

February 12, 2019 - February 14, 2019
Sacramento Sacramento, CA 95814 United States + Google Map

Our leaders convened in Sacramento on February 12 - 14, 2019. At the Capitol, they were welcomed by Assembly Education Committee Chair Patrick O'Donnell and Assemblymember Ash Kalra.  They heard addresses from Tom Armelino, Executive Director of California Collaborative for Educational Excellence;  Senator Connie Leyva,…

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Transforming Schools and Neighborhoods through Digital Inclusion »

June 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, 425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Mobilizing Communities for Leadership in the High-Tech Sector in the Los Angeles Region: Transforming Schools and Neighborhoods through Digital Inclusion Wednesday, June 5, 2019 The Optimist Room Breakfast 7:30 AM Program 8:30AM – 3:30PM UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center 425 Westwood Plaza Los…

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School2Home Leadership Academy »

February 19, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton, 700 Queensway Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Purpose of School2Home Leadership Academy:  Focus on Academic Achievement Support continued school leadership to close the Achievement Gap and Digital Divide. Assess the effectiveness of the 2019 Action Plans in improving implementation of School2Home. Chart a path for improved academic achievement by School2Home partners.

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Live Video | Broadband Breakfast Interview With Sunne Wright McPeak »

September 30, 2020 @ 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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Delivering on the Promise of Telehealth to Improve Health Status in California »

October 22, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Click For Overview Click For 10/22 Conference Agenda Click For 10/22 Participants Click For 10/22 Speaker Presentations Click For Preliminary Conclusions and Recommendations Click For 10/22 Chat Comments Click For 10/22 Video Replay     The COVID-19 pandemic shelter-in-place and social distancing orders spotlighted the…

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Post-Election Briefing New Federal Partnership On Broadband
With The Benton Institute For Broadband & Society

November 13, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE FIRST POST-ELECTION BRIEFING NEW FEDERAL PARTNERSHIP ON BROADBAND Friday, November 13, 2020 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST Briefing on New Report from the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society Broadband for America’s Future:  A Vision for the 2020s Benton Institute…

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Giving Tuesday Spotlight: San José Digital Inclusion Partnership

December 1, 2020

Donate to the San José Digital Inclusion Fund Today, more than 20,000 students in San José remain unconnected and unable to participate in distance learning as they head into the second half of the school year. The Digital Inclusion Partnership team has prepared a media…

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Delivering on the Promise of Telehealth to Improve Health Status in California – Session 2 »

December 2, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Click for Dec. 2 Conference Agenda Click for Video Replay Click for Overview Department of Managed Health Care - Telehealth Checklist REGISTER TODAY Register in advance for this meeting: (click link) https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwscu2hpzIoG9Z6GyN4vkTZBuBXEQCaWw6a Join Session Two: Delivering on the Promise of Telehealth to Improve Health Status…

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Frontier Agrees to Fiber-Network Expansion in Plan to Exit Bankruptcy

Frontier Communications has agreed to expand its fiber-to-the-premises network and improve its poor service quality as part of a bankruptcy settlement in California. Frontier committed to deploy fiber to 350,000 homes and businesses within six years on a schedule that would require the first 100,000 […]

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Southern California Leaders Hope to Close Digital Divide

A new Southern California effort aims to address an inequality spotlighted by the coronavirus pandemic — the digital divide.  Inland entrepreneur Steve PonTell and San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman are bringing together leaders in business, government, technology and other fields to find ways to close the […]

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