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What’s the Key to Closing the Digital Divide ❓🤔

Dear Digital Equity Champion: The mission of California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) to close the Digital Divide remains vital for students beginning their school year, older adults wanting access to telehealth care from the comfort of home, job seekers looking for opportunities, and millions of […]

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 […]

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 […]