Close the Digital Divide within a Decade
The mission of the California Emerging Technology Fund is to close the Digital Divide and ensure that California is a global leader in the deployment and adoption of broadband. Today, the ability to be “connected” instantly through the Internet to information, services and digital tools is increasingly critical for access to and success in education, jobs and economic opportunity. High-speed Internet networks are essential 21st Century infrastructure—as vital to commerce, economic competitiveness and quality of life as the transportation system was to the last century. The magnitude of California’s Digital Divide is unacceptable for global competitiveness. CETF has launched an all-out effort to close the Digital Divide within a decade.