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Newsletters

Let’s Talk Broadband!

Let’s Talk Broadband! is a CETF published e-newsletter for California local and state level government officials, Internet Service Providers and stakeholders who are interested in how their efforts can and are contributing to the acceleration of broadband deployment and adoption solutions for the state of California.

Read About The CETF Quest For Digital Equity In California

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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 […]

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Letter From California Emerging Technology Fund

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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, [...]
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September 2019

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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 [...]
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January 2019

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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 [...]
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October 2018

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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.  [...]
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June 2018

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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 [...]
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April 2018

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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 [...]
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April 2017

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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 [...]
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December 2016

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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 […]

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October 2016

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Welcome to Let's Talk Broadband, a newsletter published by the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), a statewide non-profit established at the direction of the California Public Utilities Commission. CETF's mission is to close the Digital Divide in California by promoting and accelerating broadband deployment and [...]
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September 2016

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Welcome to Let's Talk Broadband, a newsletter published by the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), a statewide non-profit established at the direction of the California Public Utilities Commission. The mission of CETF is to close the Digital Divide in California by promoting and accelerating broadband [...]
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June 2016

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The spring of 2016 was a time of high momentum for public and community representatives working to close the Digital Divide.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on March 31 to extend the Lifeline program to broadband (generic term for high-speed Internet access). The decision [...]
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March 2016

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Momentum is Building!  The most recent meeting of the California Broadband Council is a manifestation of the incredible progress the state is making towards full adoption of high-speed Internet and ultimately closing the digital divide.  Highlights included a panel discussion on broadband funding opportunities, an [...]
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June 2015

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Welcome to the third issue of Let's Talk Broadband!, a quarterly newsletter for getting California local government officials up to speed on broadband issues, brought to you by California Emerging Technology Fund and Valley Vision.
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December 2014

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Welcome to the second issue of Let’s Talk Broadband!, a quarterly newsletter for getting California local government officials up to speed on broadband issues, brought to you by California Emerging Technology Fund and Valley Vision.
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