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Closing the Digital Divide

The Closing the Digital Divide Initiative focuses on identifying needed resources and partnerships to support distance learning in California schools and equip all California students with computing devices and connectivity.

How to Acquire Devices

How to Get Internet Access: Available Plans for All

Internet For All Now: The California Emerging Technology Fund has provided access to affordable offers.

Visit the Internet For All Now web page External link opens in new window or tab. for more information as well as a number to call 1-844-841-INFO (4636) to assist parents.

How to Donate

Task Force & Progress Made

This spring State Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced the creation of a new task force to close the digital divide for California students who lack access to resources such as internet connectivity and devices. The Closing the Digital Divide Task Force is co-chaired by California State Senator Connie Leyva.

Other Task Force Members include:

  • Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg)
  • Assemblymember Cecelia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters)
  • Assemblymember Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood)
  • Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella)
  • Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles)
  • Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa)

New Task Force to Close Digital Divide News Release (16-Apr-2020)

News Releases

Questions:   Digital Divide Team | digitaldivide@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0800
Last Reviewed: Friday, October 16, 2020
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