CETF Annual Report 2016-2017
Internet access is something we often take for granted, but for many Californians it is a significant financial burden. Not only does the cost of Internet service need to be affordable for the household budget, but one also needs a computing device—a smartphone, a tablet, or a computer—to make the connection. Today 16% of California households—more than 5 million people—are not online at home. These residents are stuck on the wrong side of the Digital Divide, being left behind at an accelerating pace.