Just the Facts – California’s Digital Divide is a summary report of our 2012 survey, that tracks the progress of broadband deployment and adoption throughout California. Californians have significantly increased adoption and access over the past five years:

73% of California households subscribe to broadband (55% in 2008)
87% of Californians use the Internet (70% in 2008)
58% of Latino households subscribe to broadband (34% in 2008)
60% of households earning less than $40,000 subscribe to broadband (33% in 2008)
63% of seniors (55+) subscribe to broadband (44% in 2008)
69% of Los Angeles County households subscribe to broadband (48% in 2008)
53% of households with no college subscribe to broadband (32% in 2008)
46% of Spanish-speaking households subscribe to broadband (35% in 2011)

Californians and Information Technology
 is an annual survey, conducted since 2008, by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) in collaboration with the California Emerging Technology Fund and ZeroDivide.  Please see the CETF Press Release issued on August 27, 2012.

We welcome your comments on the survey results and your suggestions on questions or demographic information that should be included in future surveys. Your assistance to better understanding how broadband and digital technologies can improve the economic productivity and quality of life for all Californians is appreciated.

We look forward to working with you to close the Digital Divide. Please contact us info@cetfund.org if you have any questions.