Event In San Miguel Aimed At Signing People Up For Affordable Connectivity

Events on Aug. 27 to register community members who qualify

– The Broadband Consortium Pacific Coast is joining the statewide coalition in response to the call to action by the California Broadband Council to close the digital divide through the increased registration for affordable internet services.

In March 2022, the California Broadband Council issued a “call to action” to get online high-speed internet service to 90-percent of all eligible low-income households by 2024. In San Luis Obispo County, 42,132 (40-percent) of community households are eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program with 5,421 households currently enrolled (13-percent). In response to this call to action, the California Department of Technology, California Department of Education, California State Library, California State Association of Counties, and California Emerging Technology Fund are coordinating a statewide mobilization effort to promote the Affordable Connectivity Program, called Get Connected! California.