Author: Nadine Hugg

Broadband Conference Will Discuss Improving North State Coverage

Event will be held exclusively online Bringing together representatives of regional broadband advocates, Chico State’s North State Planning and Development Collective will host its fifth annual Virtual Broadband Summit, 9 a.m. to noon Thursday. Attendance at the event will be available online only. Representatives from […]

Broadband Subsidy Programs Help Deliver Affordable Internet Access

Research points to benefits of collaboration and targeted enrollment for effective implementation State and federal programs have improved the availability of high-speed internet, but cost remains the primary barrier to broadband adoption for low-income households. To address this, the federal government has created consumer subsidies, such as […]

What Happens When Libraries Stop Sharing Wi-Fi?

Nestled between the heart of the Castro and Mission Dolores Park, the Harvey Milk library branch is a gem within San Francisco’s public library system. At the entrance is a fireplace with stylish reading chairs, and beyond rows of books and LPs is a colorful […]

Spring Into Action for Digital Equity with CETF

Dear Digital Equity Champion: It has been a busy first quarter for 2023 as the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) has been working diligently to achieve Digital Equity in California by convening Digital Equity leaders throughout the state to coordinate our shared work. The dedication […]

City Joins Campaign To Expand Internet Access

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel joined Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass in expanding efforts to drive awareness and enrollment in the newest and largest broadband affordability program in the nation’s history. The chairwoman and the mayor announced the campaign to increase enrollment in the […]

Help Available To Afford Internet Service In Plumas County

The Northeastern California Connect Broadband Consortia and Upstate California Connect Broadband Consortia (representing Lassen, Butte, Tehama, Shasta, Modoc, Plumas and Siskiyou, Glenn, Lake and Colusa counties) are working to help build awareness about the Affordable Connectivity Program, a Federal Communications Commission program. ACP helps ensure […]

Why Closing The Digital Divide Is A Team Effort

What we learned from our pilot campaign in Arizona to help families enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program. Lia Larson is a mom in Phoenix who began homeschooling her children after they had a hard time readjusting to the classroom when schools reopened. Until recently, […]

First 38 Days -What Leaders Have Done For Digital Equity

We are so energized to be partnering with all of you to achieve Digital Equity. Thank you for your leadership and congratulations on the progress you’ve already made in 2023. We are on track to make this a breakthrough year for Digital Equity. CETF is […]