Category: ICT Providers

Needs Assessment Report finalized

Based on months of outreach to residents, government officials, schools, businesses, healthcare, and community-based organizations, the Digital Marin Needs Assessment Report was compiled to show the needs within Marin’s communities. The outreach process uncovered gaps that many people didn’t know existed and opened the door for collaboration between multiple entities. The Needs Assessment Report was … Continued

Digital Marin tech providers meet to discuss “middle mile” network

The Digital Marin Tech Team met to discuss SB156 and any comments that should be submitted by Digital Marin in the call for comments by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The CPUC is asking for information on: Existing infrastructure Priority areas Network end users Affordability of the middle mile network Leasing existing infrastructure Interconnection … Continued

Needs Assessment Report open for public comment

Digital Marin is pleased to post the Needs Assessment Final Draft for public comment. The report is the culmination of extensive community outreach and leadership from the project’s Executive Steering Committee and Community Work Groups.  It will serve as a foundation for development of the strategic plan. The report includes Marin’s overall digital need statements, … Continued

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

Magellan Advisors holds Digital Marin briefing

On June 24, 2021 Magellan Advisors presented their findings to the Digital Marin project team and workgroup members. The report covered their findings and recommendations for consideration in creating the Digital Marin plan. Topics included: Marin’s current internet infrastructure and services An ongoing business model Governance structure to move the Strategic Plan forward to project … Continued

Digital Marin holds workshop for all communities

On June 10, 2021, the Digital Marin project held a workshop for all communities together.  Liza Massey, CIO of Marin County led the meeting with help from Rebecca Woodbury, formerly from the City of San Rafael and current Digital Marin Volunteer. The group did two interactive polls and used Jamboard as a landing place for … 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

Marin City Free Internet project

Collaboration continues to bridge the digital divide in Marin’s most under-served communities. The Marin Community Foundation, County of Marin, and Sausalito Marin City School District (SMCSD) partnered to provide free Comcast Internet Essentials service to 300 households for two years.  The partnership is also planning public outdoor Wi-Fi access at three locations in Marin City. … 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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