A new CCIG Policy Brief examines broadband affordability and awareness about low-cost options (including the Emergency Broadband Benefit) in California. The study was based on a survey of 2,143 households collected in August 2021. The survey was generously funded by the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF).
Among the key study findings are:
For the vast majority (nearly 70%) of low-income California households that subscribe to residential broadband, the cost of service exceeds the FCC affordability threshold of 2% of disposable household income.About a quarter (24%) of low-income households that subscribe to residential broadband reported having cut on other essential expenses (“such as health care,… Read More “New Policy Brief examines broadband affordability in California”