The California Teleconnect Fund is a program that provides qualified organizations a 50% discount on Internet access and select Digital Transmission services in California. For general program information go to www.cpuc.ca.gov/ctf or contact CTFHelp@cpuc.ca.gov. The application of actual discounts may vary for CTF participants who are eligible for federal E-rate discounts, or who receive federal Rural Health Care discounts.
For help applying for reduced cost services utilizing the California Connect Fund, send us an email.
CTF customers must qualify under one of the following categories:
Public or Nonprofit Schools: Public schools, nonprofit schools, and schools run by a religious order that are incorporated as a nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation or as a nonprofit Religious Corporation providing elementary or secondary education (grades K-12). Qualified schools may not have endowments of more than $50 million.
Libraries: Libraries that are eligible for participation in state-based funding under the Library Services and Technology Act (“LSTA”). Eligibility for libraries is defined in Act 20 USCA Sec. 9122 (2 and 3), but need not be certified under LSTA for purposes of CTF.
Municipal, County Government or Hospital District Owned and Operated Hospital and Health Clinic: All hospitals and health clinics owned and operated by county, municipal government or hospital districts.
Community Based Organizations (CBOs): Tax exempt organizations offering health care, job training, job placement, educational instruction, or a non-profit CBO operating a community technology center engaged in diffusing technology into a local community, and training a local community that has limited or no access to the Internet and other technologies shall qualify for the discount rate for CBOs or a non profit CBO providing 2-1-1 information and referral services. A “tax exempt organization” shall refer to an organization described in Section 501 (c)(3) or 501 (d) of the Internal Revenue Code, Title 26 of the United States Code. CBOs must apply and obtain approval for each location. Certain certification rules apply to CBOs. Please refer to the CPUC web site for more information.
California Community Colleges: California community colleges and/or districts.
These discounted services may not be resold to, or shared with, any other non-qualifying organization or person.
The following services are eligible for discounted service for eligible organizations, through the CTF program:
Premium Business Negotiated Internet Access Service.