Category: Education Digital Equity

Digital Navigators – Presentation before Board of Education – PomonaUSD

On May 11, 2022, I spoke before the Board of Education at Pomona Unified School District reiterating the benefit a Digital Navigator would bring to parents of children in K-12. The imperative of making parents better digital partners in our collective quest to deliver a quality academic experience to all children. Listen to comments here, …

The New and Improved Exide Tragedy – non-market tested wireless infrastructure

L. A. Ortega March 15, 2022   Decades ago a company named Exide began polluting its surrounding community, mostly low income Latino families, with lead poisoning.  Damages to generations of families, animals, and environment went on and on.  I mean, so what – right – just a bunch of brown poor kids, nothing to worry …

Fiber-Up My Neighborhood – Pomona: ANNOUNCEMENT/ANUNCIO

HOW FAST IS YOUR INTERNET?download this CalSpeed App today to find out: http://calspeed.org/   ARE YOU PAYING TOO MUCH FOR YOUR INTERNET?People living in Europe pay half or less than what we pay in Pomona – check-out this video:Fair Pricing, FREE $’s for Internet – L. A. Ortega (LAOrtega.com)   OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA MAPS FOR INTERNET …

Fair Pricing, FREE $’s for Internet

Wishing everyone a safe and blessed holiday season.   We leave you this year with our latest update: FREE money for Internet Service and a brief discussion on the massive disparity in pricing between Europe and US consumers for Internet service.  Click the video link below.  Quick, but informative 5 minutes.  We are continuing to fight …

The Drive to Widen the Digital Divide – CalMatters

My inaugral publication into CalMatters: October 20, 2021By Larry Ortega – click picture for article

CPUC’s “scandalous” Lack of Accountability on State’s Utility (AT&T, Verizon, et al) – Must Be Cured

By: L.A. OrtegaSeptember 15, 2021 Top officials formerly with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) told me, fees assessed on rate payers and paid by the state’s utility HAVE NOT BEEN AUDITED in at least 10 years.  No one within the CPUC can confirm – to this very day – if fees collected from rate payers, are …

Landmark Case Concludes FCC Failed in Setting Wireless Safety Standards: Parents must step-in to protect small children from well documented harm

“Saying it is tough to go up against a trillion-dollar industry that captured our federal agencies is an understatement,” said Ellie Marks, president and founder of CA Brain Tumor Association in response to a landmark court decision issued August 13, 2021.  “The dam of denial has cracked,” says Ellie regarding the negative health effects of …

The Digital Divide: How’d We Get Here? How Do We Bridge It?

The Covid pandemic yanked-back the curtain on the telecommunication industry’s almost decade long attempt at building-out a world class telecommunication infrastructure.  What we saw were millions and millions of kids without high-speed Internet at home – literally blocked from attending school – virtually; revealing the true depth of Digital Divide and directly contradicting reports from …

FCC Did Not Follow the Law in Setting Wireless Safety Standards

Link to Complete Recording of Court Hearing (click here):  Go to Times indicated in Time column to hear exact testimony as written in the Statement column below.