Author: Nadine Hugg

Bill A Way To Close Digital Divide

The Affordable Internet and Net Equality Act of 2024 (AB1588) was introduced by Assemblywoman Lori Wilson last year and sponsored by the California Emerging Technology Fund to ensure that all low-income households have the opportunity to subscribe to home Internet service at an affordable cost. […]

Study Reveals Broadband Access In California Remains High

“We now know we still have some miles to go for Californians to achieve full adoption,” Sunne Wright McPeak, president and CEO of CETF, said in a statement. “The survey confirms that affordability remains the major barrier to broadband adoption and underscores the need to […]

CPUC Invests In Increasing Broadband Access And Digital Literacy

California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) applauds the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) investments to “increase broadband access and digital inclusion in low-income, disadvantaged communities, and other communities facing socioeconomic barriers to broadband adoption,” as stated in its announcement last week.  These investments reinforce the CPUC […]

CETF Press Release 2023 Statewide Survey

A statewide survey shows the digital divide narrowing in California, but many low-income residents remain under-connected. The latest statewide survey by USC researchers and the California Emerging Technology Fund indicates that 91% of households in California have broadband, yet challenges persist for low-income K-12 families, […]