What is The California Teleconnect Fund (CTF)?

CTF is a program run by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that provides a 25% off voice services and a 50% discount for broadband on select communication services for schools, libraries, hospitals, nonprofit organizations and about 7,000 Community Based Organizations (CBOs).

The California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) was established by Decision (D.) 96-10-066 and is governed by Public Utilities Code Sections 280 and 884. In D.96-10-066, the CPUC reaffirmed its commitment to universal service, and in accordance with state and federal directives, created the CTF program to provide discounted rates to qualifying K-12 schools, libraries, community colleges, government-owned hospitals and health clinics, community-based organizations (CBOs), and healthcare CBOs. Qualified entities receive a 50% discount on eligible advanced telecommunications services through telecommunications carriers participating in the program. The CTF program is funded through a surcharge on all customers that purchase intrastate telecommunications services and has an adopted budget of $128 million for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.

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