50% Discount on Broadband

In an attempt to bridge the digital divide, the state of California has initiated the California Teleconnect Fund, which provides eligible organizations with a 50% discount on broadband and other communication services.  Eligible organizations include:

Non-profits that offer one of the following services to the surrounding community

  • Educational services
  • Job placement and/or training
  • 2-1-1 referral services
  • Computer and Internet training
  • Health care
  • Government-owned and Operated Clinics
  • K-12 Public and Non-Profit Private Schools
  • Community Colleges
  • Libraries

If your organization is a non-profit that provides Internet access and instruction to its clients, you may be eligible for a 100% discount on service installations.

A partial list of communication services eligible for a 50% discount includes:

  • T-1 and T-3 lines
  • Cable Internet
  • DSL (Digital Subscriber Line )
  • Wireless Internet (data plans, wireless Internet cards)
  • Dial-up

All you have to do is download the application at www.ctfprogram.org and send it to the California Public Utilities Commission, who administers the fund.

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