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Archives: Reports

California Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Enrollment

The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and the Geographical Information Center at Chico State Enterprises (CSE) have worked to provide information on Affordable Connectivity enrollment and progress in California. This is also tracked by county and ZIP code. The Affordable Connectivity Program is a government […]

Affordable Connectivity Plan Enrollment and Digital Equity Planning

If the federal government’s investments in broadband connectivity are to be effective, different programmatic pieces must work together. Broadband infrastructure funds are necessary to ensuring universal access, but not sufficient to achieve full digital equity. Equitable broadband adoption depends on people having the financial means […]

Reimagining Lifeline: Universal Service, Affordability, and Connectivity

The Affordable Connectivity Program represents an inflection point for Lifeline and universal service. Prior to the pandemic, the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline program supported mainly wireless communication services for low-income households; its $9.25/month subsidy resulting in service plans that restricted voice and data usage. To […]

2022 Federal Funding Overview

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) – Background 2022 Federal Broadband Funding Opportunities Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Infrastructure Adoption American Rescue Plan Act

NTIA Access to Broadband 2021 Report

The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to closing the digital divide in the United States. Millions of Americans lack access to the infrastructure, skills, or tools needed to take full advantage of broadband and maximize the benefits that it offers for communities. Passed as part of […]