California Teleconnect Fund (CTF)

The CTF program was established in 1996 by the California Public Utilities Commission to assure the affordability of telecommunications services to targeted public service organizations. The program is funded through a surcharge on all intrastate telecommunications services provided in California.  The collected funds are used to fund discounts on Eligible Telecommunications Services for the following qualified organizations in California:
  • K-12 Schools
  • Telehealth Network
  • Libraries
  • Community Based Organizations
  • Hospitals & Health Clinics
  • Community Colleges
The CTF program provides a 50% discount on eligible monthly recurring charges to qualified organizations.
CTF discount capped at E-Rate discount dollar amount for qualified schools

Services Covered Under the Discount

  • VPLS
  • IP-VPN
  • SD-WAN
  • SD-Internet
  • Dedicated Internet
  • Cloud Firewall Services
  • Ethernet over Fiber Access
  • Ethernet Extended Access
  • Access Bandwidth
  • Broadband Internet

Eligible organizations must apply to the California Public Utilities Commission for approval of CTF discounts. For official program requirements including eligibility, application process, instructions and eligible services please refer to CTF website.

Approved Applicants

Approved applicants should submit a copy of their CTF approval letter to an Allstream Customer Care or CTF Coordinator within 30 days of the date of the approval letter. If this is done, the effective date of the CTF discount will be the date the CPUC received your CTF application. Otherwise, the effective date will be the date that you provide your approval letter to Allstream. It may take one or two billing cycles for the CTF discount to be reflected on the invoice.

Contact Us

18110 SE 34th St
Building One, Ste 100
Vancouver, WA 98683

CTF Coordinator
Sydney Olderbak
(707) 595-6569

1 (866) 468-3472, Opt. 2

Customer Care
1 (866) 468-3472, Opt. 2