Category: Media Coverage

ACP Funding Drought: What You Need to Know and Alternative Options

The Affordable Connectivity Program is almost broke, and most recipients will receive only partial payments this month. We’re approaching the end of one of the largest investments in US history when it comes to closing the digital divide. Starting this month, recipients of benefits from the Affordable […]

Closing Digital Divide – First In Nation Report Outlines Role Of Financial Institutions In Achieving Digital Equity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Leticia Alejandrez, Director of Communications California Emerging Technology Fund (916) 825-6104   Leticia.Alejandrez@cetFund.org   Internet Access Enables Full Economic Participation Los Angeles and Sacramento, California – February 13, 2024.  California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) applauds the visionary report by Rise Economy (formerly […]

Bill A Way To Close Digital Divide

The Affordable Internet and Net Equality Act of 2024 (AB1588) was introduced by Assemblywoman Lori Wilson last year and sponsored by the California Emerging Technology Fund to ensure that all low-income households have the opportunity to subscribe to home Internet service at an affordable cost. […]

Study Reveals Broadband Access In California Remains High

“We now know we still have some miles to go for Californians to achieve full adoption,” Sunne Wright McPeak, president and CEO of CETF, said in a statement. “The survey confirms that affordability remains the major barrier to broadband adoption and underscores the need to […]

AT&T Contribution Made To Close Digital Divide In California

Digital Navigators with Proven Track Record to Assist Households Across California AT&T and the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) today announced a new collaborative effort to help 100 low-income households get connected to the Internet and become digitally skilled to help close the Digital Divide […]