Advocating for equitable, affordable access to the connected world.

California Alliance for Digital Equity (CADE)

Access to a facility with the internet is a requirement to engage in today’s world. Work activities, school classes, job applications, and medical appointments all demand reliable high-speed internet. Every Californian deserves access to fast, reliable, and affordable internet, and to have the opportunity to learn how to effectively navigate the digital world. We believe a fast connection without bandwidth or data limitations, coupled with technical support, is a civil right—not a luxury.

About Us

The California Alliance for Digital Equity is a dedicated group of local and statewide advocates focused on all forms of digital equity, from device acquisition to broadband access to digital literacy.

California policies, programs, and taxpayer dollars must prioritize closing the digital divide. This means putting communities first and empowering them to tackle barriers to broadband access.

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Fast, reliable, and affordable internet

Digital literacy and navigation support

Public benefits and programs

Our Advocacy

CADE is actively supporting Assembly Bill 2239, a bill introduced by Assemblymember Mia Bonta. The legislation will adopt a definition of “digital discrimination of access” that echoes the definition adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in fall 2023.

By passing AB 2239, California will become the first state in the nation to define digital discrimination as internet service providers’ business practices that have a differential impact on consumers based on their race, ethnicity, color, religion, or national origin.


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Interested in joining CADE? Learn more about our membership structure to determine which level of partnership is the right fit for your organization.