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California Emerging Technology Fund

California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF, #Net4AllNOW) is sponsoring a public education program about the need to help millions of people receive improved, long-term access to affordable Internet at home.
CETF and its partners are advocating for a Digital Equity Bill of Rights to establish values and principles to support long-tern affordable home Internet offers, expand broadband deployment and increase digital literacy training.
The pandemic illuminates why it is so essential to be connected to the Internet for education, healthcare, work, and even public safety. You can help shape solutions by adding your name and, if appropriate, your organization’s name in support of the Digital Equity Bill of Rights, 10 foundational principles to guide policymakers, corporations, foundations and academics during this extremely critical year to build a post-pandemic America with the promise of Internet for All Now. Read the full Digital Equity Bill of Rights at internetforallnow.org.

Affordable Connectivity Program 

The Accordable Connectivity Program (ACP), previously known as the Emergency Broadband Benefit, is helping millions of eligible households throughout the U.S. save hundreds of dollars on Home Internet. This federally funded initiative offers a $30 monthly discount on Home Internet (up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal Lands) and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a computer or a tablet. When the ACP discount is used with the right plan, Home Internet can be FREE for your families.

Households are eligible for ACP Benefits if their income is $53,000 or less if there is a family of 4. For each additional family member, they can add $9000. Households may also be eligible if they are enrolled in a Federal Assistance Program or Support Services for Indigenous Communities. For more details click here: Internet for All Now: Bridging the Digital Divide in California

For access to the ACP Toolkit and outreach materials click here: ACP Toolkit – Internet for All Now

Get Connected! California

The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) is coordinating statewide mobilization to promote the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) also known as Get Connected! California. The program aims to get 90% of eligible low-income households online with high-speed internet service by 2024.

Communications and strategic mobilization is focused in August 2022 as students return to school and need increased internet access. the outreach will distribute information about ACP benefits, eligibility requirements, and where to get enrollment support for families.

Enrollment events will be hosted throughout the state on the first Get Connected! Day, Saturday August 27, 2022. If your organization is interested in participating or contributing to this event, please click on this link for more information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNiBcKXstr0qeZRZHSkGOvARl-ZE0vUAOyGUQqtmXxqSuUBw/viewform

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To learn more information or apply, visit: www.internetforallnow.org/applytoday.

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