California Teleconnect Fund

The California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) program provides a 50% discount on advanced communication services (including Internet access and broadband services) to qualifying schools, libraries, community colleges, government-owned hospitals/health clinics, and community-based organizations.

The CTF program 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. The CTF program is funded through a surcharge on all customers that purchase intrastate telecommunications services and has an adopted budget of $108.296 million for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. See the California Teleconnect Fund Fact Sheet for more information.

Information for Applicants and Participants

Please refer to the CTF Applicant & Participant Guidebook for information on the CTF program, including an overview of the program, participant eligibility criteria, application instructions, the list of eligible communication services, and other important information.

The CTF program periodically requires participants to submit a new application to recertify eligibility. The CTF program will send participants notice when recertification is due. To ensure receipt of this notice and other important information, participants should update their contact information as necessary by updating their eCAP profile or emailing the program at ctfhelp@cpuc.ca.gov. Click here for more information on the program’s recertification requirements and process.

Additional resources and information:

Eligible Services through Vyve

  • Cable Modem
  • Ethernet
  • Fiber Optics, including leased dark fiber and leased lit fiber
  • Multi-Protocol Label Switching
  • Wide Area Network

To learn more about the California Teleconnect Fund visit www.cpuc.ca.gov/ctf

To speak with a Vyve Business Rep please email CTFcommercialsales@vyvebb.com