Author: Alana O'Brien

Closing Digital Divide – First In Nation Report Outlines Role Of Financial Institutions In Achieving Digital Equity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Leticia Alejandrez, Director of Communications California Emerging Technology Fund (916) 825-6104   Leticia.Alejandrez@cetFund.org   Internet Access Enables Full Economic Participation Los Angeles and Sacramento, California – February 13, 2024.  California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) applauds the visionary report by Rise Economy (formerly […]

Get Connected! California/Affordable Connectivity Program

As schools open up, all school districts and county offices of education are invited to participate in the Get Connected! Initiative. Get Connected! promotes the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides a monthly discount of up to $30 off home internet to qualifying families of […]

A Crucial Effort to Expand Home Internet Access

Students all know the pains – dropped Zoom calls, spotty reception and failed downloads. COVID-19 has changed college campuses forever, expanding the classroom to wherever we can connect to the internet. While the transition has opened more access for students, it also leaves behind many, […]

Looking For Free Broadband In Southern California?

On Monday, the White House revealed that 20 broadband providers across the country, including five of the largest cable TV and telephone companies, had agreed to provide “sufficiently high-speed” connections at no more than $30 a month to qualifying homes. Eight of those serve communities […]

Narrowing the Digital Divide by Building a Bridge to Broadband

In Cities-Today.com, Sarah Wray describes an interesting public-private partnership. “The Household Internet Access Initiative (HIAI), in partnership with Helium and the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), is based on residents hosting hotspot nodes on a decentralized Internet of Things (IoT) network. These mine cryptocurrency that will be used to […]