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Category: Newsletters

Join CETF Call For Digital Equity

CETF Announces Opportunity to Sign the Digital Equity Bill of Rights. Read the 10 CETF Digital Equity Bill of Rights.  CETF Board of Directors in November adopted these principles to advance the Quest for Digital Equity and foster consensus among Digital Champions.  To sign on, […]

Read About The CETF Quest For Digital Equity In California

The most digitally-disadvantaged populations cannot wait any longer for ubiquitous broadband in California. CETF Board Member and former State Senator Martha M. Escutia, who serves as Vice President of Government Relations at USC, wrote an opinion piece in CalMatters laying out urgent policy prescriptions:  Bridge […]

Letter From California Emerging Technology Fund

In light of recent emergencies and crises—devastating wildfires, public safety power shut-offs, and a health pandemic that closed schools and workplaces sending everyone home—there is a deeper sense of urgency among policymakers and regulators to get everyone online—especially rural communities and tribal lands, low-income households, [...]

September 2019

We are pleased to bring you the latest edition of Let’s Talk Broadband. In 2017 the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) launched a 5-Year Strategic Plan to build on the successful first decade working across California to close the Digital Divide. We set Overall Goals [...]

January 2019

Happy New Year and welcome to the Winter 2019 newsletter. In this issue, we’ve got information about Internet For All Now Act of 2017 grants and how you can help ensure a fair 2020 Census. We also have news of a timely discussion on how [...]

October 2018

Welcome to the Fall 2018 edition of Let’s Talk Broadband! Did you know that an estimated 13 million Californians are unconnected or underconnected to the Internet at home? As school gets into full swing, please read our story of Oakland High School sophomore Jesus Toscano.  [...]

June 2018

In this Summer 2018 edition, we are thrilled to feature former Federal Communications Commission member Mignon Clyburn, a passionate and effective advocate for Digital Inclusion who cares deeply about the issues California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) supports.  Commissioner Clyburn joined CETF at a recent DigitalInclusion [...]

April 2018

Welcome to the Spring 2018 issue of Let's Talk Broadband.  In this edition, you will find the latest news since the enactment of the Internet For All Now Act (AB 1665) , a Q&A with Shireen Santosham, Chief Innovation Officer for San Jose Mayor Sam [...]

April 2017

Welcome to the spring issue of Let's Talk Broadband, featuring an update on the Internet For All Now Act (AB 1665) and news on two CETF Policy Forums and the 2017 School2Home Leadership Academy.  This issue also includes interviews with Assemblymember Kevin McCarty and California [...]

December 2016

Welcome to the winter issue of Let’s Talk Broadband, featuring interviews with Senator Ben Hueso and Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia and a new broadband survey.  Let’s Talk Broadband is published by the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) a statewide non-profit established at the direction of the […]