California Teleconnect Fund

California Teleconnect Fund

The California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) provides qualified organizations a 50% discount on Internet access and select Digital Transmission services in California. The application of actual discounts may vary for CTF participants who are eligible for federal E-rate discounts or who receive federal rural healthcare discounts.

Qualified organizations may receive applicable discounts on the following Cruzio Internet Services:

Wireless Pro
Point-to-Multipoint Fixed Wireless
Up to 100 Mbps
Starting at $74.95

Certified Pro
In-building wired service (MDU)
Up to 1000 Mbps
Starting at $74.95

Fiber Pro
GPON fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) service
Up to 1000 Mbps
Starting at $74.95

Dedicated Broadband
Point-to-point fixed wireless
Up to 1,000 Mbps
Starting at $1000.00

CTF Contact Information:

Cruzio Sales Department
831.459.6301 x1

California cities served:

Santa Cruz
Scotts Valley
San Jose
Los Altos
Los Altos Hills
Los Gatos
Monte Sereno
Morgan Hill
Mountain View
Palo Alto
San Jose
Santa Clara
Del Rey Oaks
King City
Pacific Grove
Sand City
San Juan Bautista

Eligibility Criteria
CTF customers must qualify under one of the following categories:

Public or Nonprofit Schools: Public schools, nonprofit schools, and schools run by a religious order that are incorporated as a nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation or as a nonprofit Religious Corporation providing elementary or secondary education (grades K-12). Qualified schools may not have endowments of more than $50 million.

Libraries: Libraries that are eligible for participation in state-based funding under the Library Services and Technology Act (“LSTA”). Eligibility for libraries is defined in Act 20 USCA Sec. 9122 (2 and 3), but need not be certified under LSTA for purposes of CTF.

Municipal, County Government or Hospital District Owned and Operated Hospital and Health Clinic: All hospitals and health clinics owned and operated by county, municipal government or hospital districts.

Community Based Organizations (CBOs): Tax exempt organizations offering health care, job training, job placement, educational instruction, or a non-profit CBO operating a community technology center engaged in diffusing technology into a local community, and training a local community that has limited or no access to the Internet and other technologies shall qualify for the discount rate for CBOs or a non profit CBO providing 2-1-1 information and referral services. A “tax exempt organization” shall refer to an organization described in Section 501 (c)(3) or 501 (d) of the Internal Revenue Code, Title 26 of the United States Code. CBOs must apply and obtain approval for each location. Certain certification rules apply to CBOs. Please refer to the CPUC web site for more information.

California Community Colleges: California community colleges and/or districts.

These discounted services may not be resold to, or shared with, any other non-qualifying organization or person.

NOTE: CTF was established in 1996 by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and is solely funded by the California State Budget through an end-user surcharge on intrastate telecommunications services. CTF discounts are contingent on funds appropriated and available under the State Budget. Cruzio is not responsible for providing discounts in the instance where funding is exhausted, or the program is suspended by the CPUC.