Author: Alana O'Brien

California Extends Tax on Phones to Fund High-Speed Internet

Californians could have higher cellphone bills after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two laws on Friday aimed at giving the state more money to build high-speed internet connections in unserved areas. California is one of 41 states that collect a tax on phone bills and uses […]

CETF Applauds State Leaders for Historic Investments in Broadband

Governor Newsom signs legislation to expand Internet for All and help Californians achieve Digital Equity Los Angeles and Bay Area — The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) applauds Governor Newsom and state Legislative leaders for making historic investments in broadband infrastructure to help expand Internet […]

Key Government Entities Making Moves on Internet

While Los Angeles County weighs a comprehensive report on broadening Internet access, San Jose turns to cryptocurrency as a way to fund residents’ access.  Los Angeles County, the most populous in the nation, is considering a wide-spanning digital equity report that might have the potential […]

CETF Announces Four New Board Members

Entering its 15th year, CETF Names Top Leaders with Experience in Government, Business and Education to its Board Los Angeles and Bay Area  —  The California Emerging Technology Fund, the only statewide non-profit foundation focused on achieving Digital Equity, announced today that it is adding […]

Regional Broadband Consortia: Local Activators Pave the Way

For many years, dedicated leaders and experts on broadband have worked collectively in regions throughout the state to bring adequate broadband service to those without it. Known as the Regional Broadband Consortia, these groups have functioned at the local and regional levels to champion and support […]

How California Is Advancing Digital Equity – CETF Q and A with the Pew Charitable Trusts

Although much of the conversation around broadband has focused on increasing connections, experts and advocates have long known that the availability of high-speed, reliable internet is only the first step: Ensuring access will require that consumers can afford their service and acquire the skills to […]