Digital Marin communication and tech committee kicks off

On July 23, 2021 the Internet Communication and Technology work group broadened its membership to include more representatives from towns, cities, and education realms. This is in anticipation of the Digital Marin initiative initiating more network related projects which need further analysis and planning. Read the meeting notes The notes document is in PDF format.  … Continued

Marin Information Security Collaboration (MISC)

Cybersecurity attacks such as ransomware against government agencies, businesses, and individuals have become the norm.  Cybercriminals launch their attacks in an attempt to disrupt operations, obtain unauthorized access to information, and extort money for their own financial gain. To combat these threats, the County formed the Marin Information Security Collaboration (MISC) to share information security … Continued

Digital Marin talks Emergency Broadband Benefit on KWMR’s Epicenter

On June 10, 2021 County of Marin CIO and Digital Marin founder Liza Massey was interviewed on Epicenter about the Federal Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). In Marin County 82% of residents rate their internet as only fair or poor.  During the pandemic shelter at home 41% of parents polled understood how to help their children … Continued

Government and Emergency Management working group reviews findings

On April 27, 2021, the Government and Emergency Management working group held a meeting to review the findings of their outreach efforts. The core needs identified were: 6 Most Significant Needs (draft) High Speed Internet Everywhere! Digital Interconnectivity Leadership and Collaboration Digital Training More Resources Resiliency Watch the meeting Read the meeting notes and slides … Continued

Business and Economic Development working group reviews findings

On June 3, 2021,  the Business and Economic Development Work Group met to review the findings of their outreach efforts. Highlights include: Businesses are willing to provide free wi-fi around their business  if they could get high quality broadband for a reasonable price Poor and spotty broadband availability is curtailing business growth in Marin Digital … Continued

Bridging the digital divide in a post-pandemic Marin

Before the pandemic cities across the US and the world were successfully taking control of their digital futures.  Building and ensuring community-wide access to the high-speed, low-cost broadband internet required for full access to community, opportunity, and resources in the twenty-first century. With the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel now in sight, … Continued

Marin wrestles with broadband internet disconnect

Happy isn’t the word Marin residents would use to describe their internet service. Of the 671 people completing the survey that closes Friday, only 11% indicated they were satisfied with how fast and reliable their internet service is. When asked if they would pay if it were more reliable or faster, a quarter of those … Continued

Education Working Group launches

On February 17, 2021 the Education Working Group met, facilitated by Digital Marin Executive Steering Committee member Ross Millerick, and project sponsor Liza Massey. The Education working group includes members from Marin Promise Partnership, Marin County Office of Education, College of Marin, and city school districts. The agenda included introductions, an orientation to the project, … Continued

Digital Marin in the Marin IJ

On December 31, 2020 the Marin Independent Journal published an article by Will Houston where he interviews Digital Marin Executive Steering Committee members  Liza Massey, Rebecca Woodbury, and Bruce Vogen. The article does a splendid job summarizing the Digital Marin objectives for their readers.  Mr. Houston also described the digital divide and gave the Canal … Continued

Communities begin forming in December 2020

Digital Marin is a community-driven planning process. Part of the outreach process is to establish “communities of interest” groups for these general focus areas: Business & Economic Development Education Government & Emergency Management Healthcare & Community Based Organizations Internet / Communication / Technology Providers Planning, Transportation, Public Works Residents These groups will reach out to … Continued

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