Closing the Digital Divide? Annual Report of the CA Emerging Technology Fund


Though much progress has been made in California over the last 5 years in closing the Digital Divide much remains to be done 225,000 rural households in remote communities and more than 880,000 households mostly in poorer neighborhoods need access to broadband infrastructure.

The annual report from the California Emerging Technology Fund highlights what works and the challenges remaining to finally close the divide.

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