Author: Brent Stromberg

Pai Backs T-Mobile Sprint Merger

"Today's commitments to bring 5G to rural America are verifiable and enforceable. The proposed transaction's investment in rural 5G will help close the digital divide-this FCC's top priority. American leadership in 5G depends on giving all communities a fair shot at next-gen access. I am [...]

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 Supports T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Public Benefits

"We think that the best way we close the digital divide is by true partnership between and among all of the stakeholders, public-private partners, nonprofits working with the for-profit companies in sincere partnership," McPeak said. Read More>>>

Broadband Adoption High, but Local Agencies Aim to Improve Access

"Internet Connectivity and the ‘Digital Divide' in California - 2019," is a statewide survey done by the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) Poll through IGS and the University of California, Berkeley for the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF). The new study, released Tuesday, found [...]

Verizon, AT&T, San José Fund Low-Income Household Internet

San José partnered with California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) to help manage the fund. It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to close the digital divide by hastening high-speed internet availability to communities and populations that need it. CETF has been established for over [...]

San José Digital Inclusion Fund to Onboard Disconnected

The San José Digital Inclusion Fund (DIF), formalized on Tuesday, will partner the city with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and marshal capital to bridge its digital divide - an estimated $24.1 million in revenue over 10 years, from small-cell and fiber contracts with [...]

San José $24M Fund for Closing the Digital Divide

On Tuesday, the City Council voted to create the San José Digital Inclusion Fund. Once up and running, the $24 million initiative will be the largest of its kind in the country and would be aimed at bridging the city's digital divide. Over 10 years, [...]