Resources and Grant Information
Federal Grants – 26 Federal Agencies
US Department of Commerce – Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program
Connecting 21st Century Cities: a Policy Agenda for Broadband Stakeholders
Broadband Internet access has emerged as more than just an information superhighway. It has become critical infrastructure to connect citizens, businesses, and communities alike to new opportunities. Yet for many communities, Internet access remains unrealized. That is why over 100 cities and towns have formed Next Century Cities, a nonpartisan, city-to-city collaborative.
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)
24th Quarterly Report on the status of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)
Field Poll: Broadband Connectivity in California Households
According to a new statewide Field Poll examining the "digital divide" in California, 79% of
California households have a broadband connection at home, while 21% do not. Overall, including
the much slower dial-up connections, 87% of households reported they have the ability to connect
to the Internet from home.
Get Connected – Internet for All (CETF Annual Report 2015)
While the state has made significant progress in increasing home broadband use from 55% to 75% of all households, the sad news is that 25%—a full quarter of our population remain stuck on the wrong side of the Digital Divide.
The Council is charged with reviewing implementation of the 2008 Broadband Task Force Report recommendations and improving coordination among state agencies. The Council will help applicants to compete more effectively for federal funds made available through the National Broadband Plan, building on the $420 million in broadband infrastructure grants from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the $57 million in California Advanced Services Fund grants already awarded in the state.
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Online Safety Resources:
The Office of Broadband and Digital Literacy would like to share the following references for online safety:
- Learn how to use your security settings
- The National Cyber Security Alliance Site for online safety and awareness
- Facebook’s bullying prevention hub provides resources for being safe with social media
- Learn how you can protect your family online
Stop. Think. Connect.
Stay Safe Online
Facebook Bullying Prevention Hub
Google online safety
- Wi-Fi hotspots are convenient, but not always secure. Learn how to protect your online identity
- There’s a lot you can learn about protecting yourself and your computer from online scammers, hackers and identity thieves.
- Learn how to take a stand to stop cyberbullies.
Protecting Yourself on Public Wi-Fi Networks
Stand Up to Cyberbullying
1325 J Street, Suite 1600
Phone: (916) 319-9223