CDE Announcements Archive


Agency Information for Get Connected! California (High Speed Internet) (sent August 17, 2022)

The California Broadband Council (CBC) issued a “Call to Action” in March 2022 to get online with high-speed Internet service to 90% of all eligible low-income households by 2024. In response to this Call to Action, the California Department of Technology (CDT), California Department of Education (CDE), California State Library, California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) are coordinating a statewide mobilization to promote the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) called Get Connected! California. These State Agencies and statewide organizations (the Get Connected! Coalition) will promote information about ACP to the 5M+ eligible households in California. The direct communications and strategic mobilization is focused on August 2022 as the first Get Connected! Month when students are returning to school.

For the eligible households interested in applying for ACP and needing assistance completing the application, enrollment events will be hosted throughout the state on the first Get Connected! Day, Saturday, August 27. These enrollment events will support eligible households, answer questions about the ACP benefit, and provide hands-on assistance with the application.

The Get Connected! Coalition invites all Counties, School Districts, County Offices of Education, Libraries, Cities, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and other interested Local Leaders to step up to do their part to reach all low-income households in California. Click on this link to share how you and your organization could contribute to a successful Get Connected! Month and Day. Attached to this email are a flyer which can be edited, documentation for students (English only at this time), and the full document with information similar to the above.