Author: Alana O'Brien

Critical Broadband Access Getting Attention — Finally

Gov. Newsom’s words rang true last month when he stated, ‘access to the Internet is as vital as water and electricity.’ Internet access is a human right, and California must treat it as such. The gaps between the connected and unconnected have never been clearer […]

Chromebooks Reduce Disparity in Technology

Resources for Indian Student Education, Inc. (RISE) completed a two-month process to determine need and present computer laptops from Frontier Communica­tions as educational resource gifts to Native students. Grantmaking by CETF (California Emerging Tech­nology Fund) strives to institutionalize digital inclusion by expanding telehealth and distance […]

Broadband Is a Vital “Green Strategy” for California

Los Angeles and Bay Area – April 19, 2021 – Telecommuting, telehealth trends show long-term potential for fewer vehicle trips; home broadband is essential for economy, environment and equity –  A new Statewide Survey released today by the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and the [...]

California Coalition Calls for Immediate Funding to Close the Digital Divide

A cross-sector coalition urged Governor Gavin Newsom to connect Californians with a one-time, $8 billion investment in high speed 100 Mbps broadband infrastructure and programs. The coalition which represents education, health, local government and economic policy organizations believe this investment in broadband infrastructure and support services is […]