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Category: Community Leaders

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers

The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFLIC) sponsors events to help people with disabilities sign up for affordable home Internet, enabling them to access work and educational opportunities. CETF encourages collaboration with grantees and other stakeholders including Strategic Partnerships with government, foundations and employers […]

Sam Liccardo

In the heart of Silicon Valley, 50,000 San José households are not connected to high-speed Internet service at home, and many lack computing devices and the digital skills to access the full benefits of the technology developed in the region.  Under the leadership of Mayor […]

Martha van Rooijen

Martha van Rooijen, Manager, Inland Empire Regional Broadband Consortium, has stepped up to spearhead initiatives with a $500,000 Caltrans grant to promote broadband as a “green strategy” by integrating deployment and transportation planning.

Libby Schaff

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is a strong advocate for equity and inclusion. She supports Oakland CBOs that help residents in need of access to discount home broadband, digital literacy training and low-cost computers. At the start of 2018, CETF relocated from San Francisco to Oakland. […]

Southeast Community Development Corp

Southeast Community Development Corporation (SCDC) is on target to achieve 5,000 new or reconnected broadband adoptions among low-income, Spanish-speaking clients. With a $1 million annual budget, the nonprofit has grown into a regional workforce training powerhouse focusing on broadband adoption and digital literacy education for […]