Action 6 – Increase access to affordable broadband service

Increase access to affordable broadband services for everyone, especially for those least able to pay, by identifying or creating discounted and free programs. Manage the programs through a centralized agency, whenever possible, using Federal, State, local, and other funding sources. Remove barriers to entry by ensuring the process to get discounted or free internet service is easy to complete. Coordinate with other entities such as those providing social services. Ensure services provided through discount and free programs are consistent with full price options and meet or exceed Marin’s internet service standards. Increase consumer education that helps lower consumers’ out-of-pocket costs by providing information about options once more speed testing and price comparisons are completed.

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