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How to Close the Digital Divide

From telehealth to online schooling, COVID has made high-speed internet access more critical than ever. Yet 1 out of every 8 households in California still lacks broadband. Former State Senator Martha Escutia discusses how to close the digital divide. Listen now>>

Community Organizations and Legislators Support the T-Mobile Sprint Merger

A Community Letter to Policymakers and Regulators T-Mobile has made nearly 50 verifiable, enforceable and specific commitments for California as part of the CPUC's review of the merger, including commitments relating to 5G deployment and network buildout, pricing, jobs, network resiliency and emergency preparedness, digital [...]

Rural County Helps Closes Academic and Digital Divides

Expanding broadband access in all regions has been a priority of the California Economic Summit and the 2020 Summit Roadmap, working with CETF, the Regional Broadband Consortia, members of the Summit's Elevate Rural Initiative, and the Governor's Broadband for All initiative. Read More

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 […]

National Non-Profit Partners with California Organizations

Washington D.C. based non-profit organization Connect2Compete (C2C) is partnering with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and the Youth Policy Institute (YPI) to increase broadband adoption and digital literacy in California, the three organizations jointly announced today. Read More>>>

Viewpoints: Broadband Internet Connection for all Residents is Essential

For California to remain a beacon of innovation, equality and economic vitality, all residents should have access to affordable high-speed Internet connections wherever they live. Unfortunately, many of the state's rural areas are not adequately served, limiting important services such as telemedicine, remote learning and [...]