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About Get Connected!

Get Connected! is a comprehensive statewide public awareness program to raise awareness about the economic and social benefits of broadband connectivity. The program aims to break down barriers and address misperceptions that perpetuate the Digital Divide that currently exists in California.

The program will increase awareness of the value of broadband through an array of communication vehicles, including a multilingual Web portal for new users, TV and radio commercials, and Community Connect Fairs that provide hands-on experience with broadband. The program also includes Champions for Access, which are organizations across a variety of industry sectors that sponsor and fund Get Connected! initiatives.

Target Populations

Launched by the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), the program is aimed at reaching low-income Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans and non-Hispanic whites. Priority communities include rural and remote areas, disadvantaged urban neighborhoods, and people with disabilities.

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For more information about finding low-cost computer training classes, affordable computers or choosing a broadband provider, please call 2-1-1.

Join Club Digital, a program launched by impreMedia targeting Spanish-speaking families. Club Digital offers free training lessons on topics including Internet basics, Internet safety, online employment, education and healthcare opportunities.

“I applaud CETF’s work. It is critical to ensuring communities of color and our young people in particular, have access to knowledge and information to prepare to become our future doctors, lawyers, business professionals and policy leaders.” - Marguerite LaMotte, LAUSD Board of Education

“Knowledge and access to the web are critical to ensuring our students are college prepared and career ready. CETF should be commended for providing statewide resources through its GetConnected program!” - Monica Garcia, LAUSD Board President

"CETF’s work is critical to ensuring communities of color and the underserved have access to knowledge and information."
- Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina

"Los Angeles GetConnected! It's time, it's now, it's the future...join us!" - Councilman Ed Reyes

"The internet is a way of life. In order to get a job, information about education, or important information from government you need to be online with high speed Internet. We want the city of LA to GetConnected!" – Councilman Jose Huizar

"If we are going to improve the economic health of our communities, then we need to give neighborhoods of all socio-economic backgrounds the ability to connect with city services and the ability to connect with each other." - Councilman Tony Cardenas