Access Broadband Connect Grants

CETF is pleased to announce the Access Broadband Connect (ABC) Grants in collaboration with Charter/ Spectrum and Frontier Communications.

The schedule for when CETF will be accepting Request For Letters of Interest (RLI’s) for the Charter Spectrum and Frontier Grant Deadlines will be posted soon.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is also accepting Request For Proposals (RFPs) for the new California Advanced Services Fund Adoption Account. Further information on the proposed decision is available here.


The purpose of this Request for Letters of Interest is to invite community-based organizations (CBOs) with an established record of performance achieving broadband adoptions among low-income households to declare their interest in receiving a grant from either Frontier or Charter and the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) Partnership consistent with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

The mission of the California Emerging Technology Fund is to provide leadership statewide to close the Digital Divide by accelerating the deployment and adoption of broadband and other advanced communications services to underserved communities and populations. CETF is dedicated to making California a global leader in the deployment and adoption of broadband, which includes both wireline and wireless technologies.