The California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) was created to provide discounted rates to qualifying K-12 schools, libraries, community colleges, government-owned hospitals and health clinics, community-based organizations, and healthcare CBOs. Qualified entities receive a 50% discount on eligible advanced telecommunications services through telecommunications carriers participating in the program. For more information on this fund you can follow the fact sheet here.

Information About the California Teleconnect Fund

K-12 schools, libraries, community colleges, government-owned hospitals and health clinics, CBOs, healthcare CBOs, and 2-1-1 providers, can apply for CTF discount by submitting an application.  The applicant must include their eligibility category when completing the application.

The organization  must apply to the CPUC for approval to receive CTF discounts. For further information, see https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/ctf/.

Once approved for the CTF discount, participants must present their CTF approval letter to their service provider. The provider will discount all CTF eligible services on the participant’s bill.

Eligible Services

Product Name Eligible Category Max Download Speed Max Cost. Min Cost
ADSL – Internet DSL 10 $169.00 $25.00
Metalight – Internet DSL 45 $175.00 $49.00
VDSL – Internet DSL 200 $1,700.00 $359.96
EOC – Internet Ethernet 200 $1,850.00 $25.00
T1 – Internet DST 10.5 $1,357.49 $14.12
Fiber – Internet Fiber 1000 $4,450.50 $100.00
T1 – Pt2Pt DST 50 $1,000.00 $81.80
DS3 DST 20 $1,200.00 $1,200.00
Colo Ethernet Ethernet 1000 $894.00 $125.00
4G – Internet MBS 10 $260.00 $50.00
Wireless – Internet Fixed Wireless 50 $1,400.00 $94.00
MPLS MPLS 1000 $4,276.92 $196.01

For more information on eligibility criteria and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the CTF Applicant & Participant Guidebook.

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