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CPUC ORDERED ESTABLISHMENT OF CALIFORNIA EMERGING TECHNOLOGY FUND Condition of approval of 2005 mergers of SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI. Mission: Improve access to Broadband in underserved communities. Established as a non-profit public benefit corporation. $60 M over 5 years ($45 M from AT&T and $15 M from Verizon) with > $5 M for telemedicine.
BROADBAND IN CALIFORNIA FOUNDATION FOR 21 ST CENTURY ECONOMY California ranks 10 th globally (US 15 th OECD). US economic productivity gains $28 B in 2005 (estimated $860 B over next decade). 96% of residences have access, but only half at speeds greater than 10 Mbps. 4% (1.4 M rural residents) lack access. Adoption of broadband is about 56%. Broadband is “green” technology.
Source: PPIC analysis of Forrester data
CETF MISSION Provide leadership statewide to minimize the Digital Divide by accelerating the deployment and adoption of broadband and other advanced communication services to unserved and underserved communities. Ensure that California is a global leader in the availability and use of broadband technology.
CETF STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN OVERALL PERSPECTIVE Public-Purpose “Venture Capital” Fund. Be pro-active in identifying investments. Invest in both ideas and people. Help build capacity. Market-Based Strategies. Underserved Seen as Emerging Markets. Seed Funding Leveraged Four-Fold.
CALIFORNIA EMERGING TECHNOLOGY FUND PARTNERS IN INVESTMENTS at&t and at&t Foundation Bank of America Department of Managed Health Care Comcast FCC Humboldt Area Foundation One Economy Corporation Public Policy Institute of California The McConnell Foundation University of California Verizon and Verizon Foundation ZeroDivide (partial list)
CETF STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN METRICS FOR PROGRESS Supply-Side Methodology and Metrics Report on Availability: Technology, Speed, Affordability (CPUC, CETF and BTH) Comparison to Other States and Countries (Index) Economic Impact Universal Design Adoption Demand-Side Methodology and Metrics Annual Survey of Use by Socio-Economic Groups Assessment of Accessibility Self-Assessment Tools Focused Consumer Surveys
A ccess ffordability pplications =Adoption = Adoption ccessibility THE 5 A’S OF DIGITAL INCLUSION ssistance
CETF STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN BASIC APPROACH Identify best practices and models. Consult experts and stakeholders. Seek out prospective investments. Facilitate collaboration among CBOs. Develop regional strategies. Encourage public-private partnerships. Hold investments accountable for performance and outcomes. Measure progress quantitatively.
CETF STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN WORKING APPROACH FOR RURAL AREAS Aggregate demand. Identify and map public-purpose networks. Explore joint ventures with existing and new providers. Deploy broadband in conjunction with all major infrastructure projects. Pursue telemedicine as a leading strategy: California Telehealth Network.
AGGREGATION OF DEMAND PROJECTS
CETF STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN WORKING APPROACH FOR URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS Identify successful programs and invest in expansion and replication. Invest in technology as part of integrated programs to transform communities. Engage youth as gateway to families. Promote smart housing. Expand California Telehealth Network to urban communities. Promote regional economic strategies.
CETF STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN WORKING APPROACH FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Integrate universal design and accessibility into all investments and grants. Provide technical assistance to grantees. Work with industry to improve accessibility of hardware, software, and websites. Identify successful models and expand or replicate. Explore feasibility of revolving loan program for accessible technology.
DISTRIBUTION OF GRANTS 2008
CETF STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN PROMOTE DIGITAL LITERACY Convene ICT Digital Literacy Leadership Roundtable to reach consensus on California Initiative and Action Plan. Promote adoption of California Policy that it is a goal for students and workforce to gain ICT Digital Literacy skills. Assist State in recognizing and accepting assessment frameworks and curricula. Mobilize to provide computers and broadband to all middle school students.
REGIONAL ROUNDTABLES PROSPECTIVE REGIONAL ECONOMIC STRATEGIES Public Awareness and Civic Leadership Economic Prosperity Strategic Plans Land Use and Infrastructure Policies eGovernment Libraries and Public Access Education and Workforce Development Smart Affordable Housing Telehealth and Telemedicine Employers and Telecommuting
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