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Activities continue to implement the Strategic Plan, set up an operational entity, and seek funding. Since the last project update, the County and City of San Rafael began activities in the work plans of their Local Area Technical Assistance (LATA) Grants. Marin County also brought on an intern, Andrew Popov, a rising Junior at Terra...

Community engagement plays a key role in driving adoption. The following strategies and tactics should be implemented and refined in conjunction with plan refinements. Evaluation & Education Community Survey Publish Educational Information Map Community Interest Marketing & Promotion Grassroots Engagement Webinars & Open House Events Door-to-Door Campaign   Looking Ahead to Initial Deployments and Future...

Digital Marin’s level of involvement will ultimately determine how much influence it has on the business model. Demographic, commercial, and cultural conditions may also play a role in business plan development. In general, a business plan that provides a win-win situation for all stakeholders will increase Digital Marin’s chances for success. While it is true...

Choosing the right operational model depends on the roles of the market actors in the broadband value chain. For this report, three (3) possible roles are identified: The Physical Infrastructure Provider (PIP) The Virtual Network Operator (VNO) The Service Provider(s) (SP) Different business models arise depending on which roles the market actors take within the...

The Digital Marin Strategic Plan correctly prioritized the establishment of Digital Marin as the organization responsible for community engagement, needs assessment, funding identification, and implementation. The importance of maintaining local broadband leadership and strategy is underscored by the diverse challenges that need to be addressed. Numerous coastal Marin residents represent one end of the need...

Since the adoption of the Digital Marin Strategic Plan in 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a new version of the National Broadband Map. On November 18, 2022, counties like Marin could, for the first time, identify the type of internet service available to each household and resident. Prior versions of the map were...

Since the adoption of the Digital Marin Strategic Plan by Marin County in February 2022, the broadband landscape for the residents of Marin has grown more troubling. New data confirms a digital divide still exists between served and underserved areas of Marin County, and exposes new, emerging digital divides due to technology, housing type, and...

Since the adoption of the Digital Marin Strategic Plan by Marin County in February 2022, the broadband landscape for the residents of Marin has grown more troubling. New data confirms a digital divide still exists between served and underserved areas of Marin County, and exposes new, emerging digital divides due to technology, housing type, and...

View what we've accomplished, where we are headed, and our progress implementing the Digital Marin Strategic Plan along with other activity statuses.

Activities continue to implement the Strategic Plan, set up an operational entity, and seek funding. Since the last status update, the County and City of San Rafael entered into contracts with a consultant to implement the work plans in their Local Area Technical Assistance (LATA) Grants.   Notable Accomplishments and Updates Goal 1: High-quality broadband...

Work continues to implement the Strategic Plan, set up an operational entity, and seek funding. Since the last status update, grants totally nearly $900,000 were awarded to better define broadband expansion projects across Marin. Notable Accomplishments and Updates Goal 1: High-quality broadband is available to everyone in Marin Strategy 1: Assist with the deployment of...

It’s tough to keep up with technology. Advances seem to be rolled out every few seconds. How does one keep up? One way is through free classes offered by the Marin County Free Library (MCFL). All sessions are held via videoconference – a participation skill developed by many during the COVID-19 pandemic. The classes are led by...

Work continues to implement the Strategic Plan, set up an operational entity, and seek funding. Sincethe last project update, the Digital Marin Strategic Plan was adopted by the City of San Rafael, bringing the total to six adoptions by Marin’s local government entities.   Notable Accomplishments & Updates Goal 1: High-quality broadband is available to...

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and a one-time connected device discount per eligible household.

The ACP will continue until funds run out (currently there are enough funds to support the program for an estimated five years, and that is before any additional funding is added). The ACP is therefore considered a long-term benefit.

A member of a household only has to meet one of the criteria, such as income at 200% of the federal poverty level, participation in a government assistance program, such as Medicaid or SNAP, or through a dependent who is on free and reduced lunch or who attends a school that participates in the Community...

Participation in Lifeline Income Eligibility 200% of the federal poverty guidelines Participation in government assistance programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Medicaid Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Federal Public Housing Assistance Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Participation in Free and Reduced Price School Meal program, including...

200% ofthe federal poverty level: Family of 1: $25,760 Family of 2: $34,840 Family of 3: $43,920 Family of 4: $53,000 Family of 5: $62,080

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