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Bridging the Digital Divide: An Action Plan for Financial Institutions

By:  Jamie Buell, Research Analyst Kevin Stein, Chief of Legal and Strategy Access to technology and high-speed internet is crucial for individuals to fully participate in our economy, yet significant portions of the population still lack access to digital resources, perpetuating inequality and hindering economic […]

Health, Equity, and Broadband: Outreach and Education

I. Introduction Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) is a nonprofit with over 25 years of experience in the California health policy landscape. We bring together unique stakeholders in ways others cannot and do not by creating connections, educational opportunities, and resources across sectors, geographies, program […]

CETF SNF Telehealth Pilot Project Final Evaluation Report

Unanticipated Outcomes of a Telehealth Pilot Project in Skilled Nursing Facilities Care: Don’t Put the Cart Before the Course Preface from the Sponsor The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) sponsored and funded the Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) Telehealth Pilot Project. The mission of CETF is […]

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 […]