Category: Media Coverage

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 […]

Three Key Takeaways About Broadband and California’s Digital Divide

Stakeholders across California participated in a moderated discussion about the state’s digital divide and its effect on small business. The pandemic exposed all manner of inequalities, including access to high speed internet. Almost a quarter of California households did not have broadband subscriptions in 2019, […]

How California Is Advancing Digital Equity – CETF Q and A with the Pew Charitable Trusts

Although much of the conversation around broadband has focused on increasing connections, experts and advocates have long known that the availability of high-speed, reliable internet is only the first step: Ensuring access will require that consumers can afford their service and acquire the skills to […]

Critical Broadband Access Getting Attention — Finally

Gov. Newsom’s words rang true last month when he stated, ‘access to the Internet is as vital as water and electricity.’ Internet access is a human right, and California must treat it as such. The gaps between the connected and unconnected have never been clearer […]