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Report Details Digital Divide Work In California

The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) recently released a report, the CETF Progress Report 2023, to assess progress made on closing the digital divide in California.

The organization’s three primary goals are ubiquitous deployment, universal adoption and deep institutionalization. The report provides an overview, strategies and accomplishments, and successful examples within each of these goals. The report highlights the role of partnerships like the San José Digital Inclusion Partnership and Southern California Transformation in closing the digital divide.

To achieve the California Broadband Council’s goal of getting 90 percent of low-income households online by 2024, CETF President and CEO Sunne Wright McPeak wrote that “the challenge now is to overcome bureaucratic inertia and break through organizational silos with commitment and urgency” to realize digital equity goals. (Julia Edinger)

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