California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF, #Net4AllNOW) is sponsoring a public education program about the need to help millions of people recieve 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
Emergency Broadband Benefit
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a temporary program started by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help eligible families pay for home Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The EBB program includes:
- Up to $50/month discount on Internet service and equipment rental
- Up to $75/month discount on Internet service and equipment rental for households on qualifying tribal lands
- Up to $100 or a computer or a talet, one-time payment (offered by human-I-T only)
Your parents or grants-parents may qualify for up to a $50 discount on their Internet bill with the EBB program. See the full list of qualifications.
College students with a Pet Grant are eligible for the EBB!
To learn more information or apply, visit: www.internetforallnow.org/applytoday.