Digital Equity Ecosystem Mapping (DEEM)

In February 2023, the State of California launched the Digital Equity Ecosystem Mapping (DEEM) tool to further build out the State’s inventory of digital equity assets and identify organizations, programs, services, funding, and other resources that are, or can be, leveraged to promote digital equity and support the implementation of the Digital Equity Plan. 

The DEEM tool was disseminated in English and Spanish, and specific DEEM tools were created for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and for those living on tribal lands. 

To add your organization to California’s asset inventory, please use the links below. The DEEM tool closes on January 25, 2024.

Results of DEEM responses will inform the State about digital equity resource gaps that may exist in various regions and will potentially assist the State in deciding how funding will be spent in the years ahead to address broadband access, affordability, and adoption across California.  

See a breakdown of responses to the DEEM tool below.  

DEEM Tool Responses by County

Legend of the map. White box: No responses, lime green: 1 to 2, green 3 to 5, light blue: 6 to 10, and blue 11 0r more.
No RespondentsOne to Two RespondentsThree to Five RespondentsSix to 10 Respondents11 or More Respondents
Del NorteAlpineButteHumboldtAlameda
MonoAmadorContra CostaMercedFresno
SutterColusaKernOrangeLos Angeles
El DoradoMarinPlacerRiverside
GlennMendocinoSan BernardinoSacramento
KingsNevadaSanta CruzSan Diego
LakeSan Luis ObispoSolanoSan Francisco
LassenSiskiyouSonomaSanta Barbara
MaderaStanislausYoloSanta Clara
MariposaTuolumne Ventura
San Benito
San Joaquin
San Mateo

Key Metrics

Graphic of the Key DEEM Metrics. 1403 survey reach, 466 respondents, 316 completed surveys, and 67% completion rate.

Breakdown of Types of Organization That Responded to the DEEM Tool

DEEM Survey respondents represent a broad array of organization types within California. The three organization types surveyed within the DEEM tool including Community Anchor Institutions (CAIs), Government and Public Organizations, and Private Organizations.


Community Anchor Institutions


Government and Public Organizations


Private Sector and Non-Governmental Organizations

*Total Responses include complete and incomplete responses

Additional Resources

For additional key findings from the California Digital Equity Ecosystem Mapping (DEEM) Tool, see the complete Digital Equity Ecosystem Mapping (DEEM) Data Report, the California Statewide Digital Equity Online Public Ecosystem Mapping Tool Key Findings, and the Digital Equity Ecosystem Mapping Program Matrix.