Author: Alana O'Brien

San Jose Fund Set to Pay Out First Round of Broadband Grants

The San Jose Digital Inclusion Fund in California was established about a year ago as a mechanism for closing the digital divide in this largely affluent Bay Area city, part of Silicon Valley. The program is expected to generate about $24 million over 10 years by collecting [...]

Why Internet Stops Once School Ends for Many Rural California Students

ALPAUGH, Calif. — Walk into any classroom in Alpaugh Unified and you will see teaching and learning using the latest technology. Students collaborate on digital documents, give presentations on interactive whiteboards, conduct research and even apply to colleges on ChromebooksBut for many students in Alpaugh, […]

Home Internet a Key to Student Success

Broadband service can be more expensive in rural areas, according to Sunne Wright McPeak, president and CEO of the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), a statewide nonprofit that works to accelerate the deployment and adoption of broadband.

Commentary: CPUC Should Back T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

“California is one of the few states that hasn’t yet completed its review of the transaction. In the wake of the U.S. Department of Justice approval, it’s time for the CPUC to complete its review process and approve the merger so Californians can benefit from […]

San Jose and CETF Name Digital Inclusion Director

San José Digital Inclusion Partnership Director Announced San José, California - Today the City of San José and California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) announced Charlene Tatis as the Director of the new San José Digital Inclusion Partnership to close the Digital Divide in the capital [...]

T-Mobile 5G will Cover 99% of California Homes after Sprint Merger

“The combined spectrums and infrastructure assets of the two companies will bring 5G service faster to Californians with significantly better service to much of rural California,” said Fund CEO Sunne Wright McPeak. “New T-Mobile will increase Internet access choices for all consumers and will provide […]

CETF and T-Mobile Reach Public Benefit Agreement

California Emerging Technology Fund and T-Mobile Reach Agreement on Public Benefits for Sprint Acquisition Oakland and Los Angeles, CA - April 8, 2019 - The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) today announced agreement with T-Mobile USA, Inc. (T-Mobile) on public benefits in conjunction with its [...]