Closing California’s Digital Divide, with California Emerging Technology Fund, Comcast, and Eden Housing
September 25, 2012
The world has gone digital, and like everything else, access to digital technology and adoption isn’t as accessible in low income communities. It is becoming increasingly imperative for educational advancement, health improvement, employment, and well-being to have access to a computer and the Internet. Nearly three of four California households have broadband Internet connections at home, which represents a 33 percent increase in home adoptions since 2008. California is leading the nation, but there is more work to do to connect unserved and underserved communities.
This special edition of the Affordable Housing Podcast brings you a panel discussion that highlights critical efforts and bold successes in bridging the digital divide. Guests include Luis Arteaga, Director of Emerging Markets of the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF); Rachelle Chong, Regional Vice President of Government Affairs for Comcast’s California region; Linda Mandolini, President of Eden Housing; and host Joanne Greene.
· Learn more about CETF at CETF.org
· For more information about Internet Essentials which provides affordable Internet access, a low-cost computer, and free Internet training for eligible families,
o Call 1.855.846.8376 or visit internetessentials.com
o For Spanish speakers, call 1.855.765.6995 or visit Internetbasico.com