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CETF Broadband Usage and Adoption Data Summary

California’s Digital Divide: Computers and Internet Use Public Policy Institute of California – 2007 Data Summaries Organization For Economy Cooperation And Development 2006 Pew Internet And American Life Project Home Broadband Adoption 2007 Public Policy Institute of California: California’s Broadband Adoption And Availability Pew Internet […]

Home Broadband Adoption 2007 PEW

Home Broadband Adoption 2007 by John Horrigan, Aaron Smith 47% of adults have high-speed internet connections at home as of early March 2007, up five percentage points from a year earlier.

California Broadband Task Force 2007 Report

Governor Schwarzenegger signed an Executive Order (EO) S‐21‐06 on October 27, 2006 (amended November 28, 2006 as S‐23‐06), titled “Twenty‐First Century Government: Expanding Broadband Access and Usage in California.” In addition to other policies, the EO created the California Broadband Task Force (CBTF) to “bring […]

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Our Mission The Pew Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The Project produces reports exploring the […]

The Digital Divide in San Francisco

The digital divide is defined as the access – or lack thereof – to technology at home (U.S. Dept of Commerce October 2003). Recent studies have shown the digital divide can be identified and measured according to seven at-risk socio-economic groups: Race, Gender, Age, Educational […]

Executive Order S-23-06 and the Broadband Task Force

Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Executive Order – Make California the Leader in Telecommunications Revolution Oct. 27, 2006 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Ellis Berns, Rachelle Chong, William Geppert, Charles Giancarlo, Paul Hernandez, William Huber, Christine Kehoe, Wendy Lazarus, Lloyd Levine, Michael Liang, Bryan […]

Connecting California

The following is an update of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) May 2005 report entitled, Broadband Deployment in California. Telecommunications Division staff has prepared this update for presentation at the September 20, 2006 meeting of the California Emerging Technologies Fund (CETF) Board of Directors […]

Filling in the Broadband Gaps

Efforts to close the Digital Divide in California have been ongoing for more than a decade. In March of 2006, 84 million homes in the United States had broadband service.  There still, however, is a large portion of the population that does not have home […]

Children, the Digital Divide, and Federal Policy

A decade ago, the increasing importance of technology led policymakers, industry, and advocates to make reducing the digital divide a high priority policy issue in the public and private sectors.  Since then, the role of the Internet—at work, at school, at home, and in the […]