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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 […]

First 38 Days -What Leaders Have Done For Digital Equity

We are so energized to be partnering with all of you to achieve Digital Equity. Thank you for your leadership and congratulations on the progress you’ve already made in 2023. We are on track to make this a breakthrough year for Digital Equity. CETF is […]

Register Today! Digital Equity Broadband For All Summit

Dear Friends, It’s going to take movement of Digital Champions to close the Digital Divide in the Quest for Digital Equity.  That is why we are supportive of the California Department of Technology (CDT) and wanted to share information with the CETF network so that […]

On Earth Day Learn Why Broadband Is A Vital Green Strategy

Happy Earth Day!  We are pleased to bring you the latest headlines from California Emerging Technology Fund.  We have several exciting developments to share, which underscore the progress we are making to close the Digital Divide in California.  In the past month, we have released […]

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.  [...]