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Supervisors Approve Countywide EIR to Expedite Shovel-Ready Broadband Projects

“The Nevada County Board of Supervisors is a champion for broadband access. By approving this Countywide Programmatic Environmental Impact Report, the Board will expedite deployment of ubiquitous broadband infrastructure to enhance public safety, economic prosperity, and environmental protection,” said Sunne Wright McPeak, President and CEO […]

California Extends Tax on Phones to Fund High-Speed Internet

Californians could have higher cellphone bills after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two laws on Friday aimed at giving the state more money to build high-speed internet connections in unserved areas. California is one of 41 states that collect a tax on phone bills and uses […]

CETF Applauds State Leaders for Historic Investments in Broadband

Governor Newsom signs legislation to expand Internet for All and help Californians achieve Digital Equity Los Angeles and Bay Area — The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) applauds Governor Newsom and state Legislative leaders for making historic investments in broadband infrastructure to help expand Internet […]

Key Government Entities Making Moves on Internet

While Los Angeles County weighs a comprehensive report on broadening Internet access, San Jose turns to cryptocurrency as a way to fund residents’ access.  Los Angeles County, the most populous in the nation, is considering a wide-spanning digital equity report that might have the potential […]

CETF Announces Four New Board Members

Entering its 15th year, CETF Names Top Leaders with Experience in Government, Business and Education to its Board Los Angeles and Bay Area  —  The California Emerging Technology Fund, the only statewide non-profit foundation focused on achieving Digital Equity, announced today that it is adding […]

How To Sign Up For Free Broadband Service In California

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted just how important it is to have a broadband internet connection at home — for remote school or work, virtual doctor’s exams and meetings and many other pursuits. But broadband can be costly, so the federal government offered new subsidies to […]