Work continues to implement the Strategic Plan, set up an operational entity, and seek funding. Since the last status update, the Digital Marin Strategic Plan was adopted by the Mill Valley City Council and the Town of Tiburon, making five adoptions by Marin’s local government entities.
- Adoption and Letters of Support: In addition to adoption by Marin County, the Town of San Anselmo, and the City of Sausalito, we are seeking adoptions by every city and town in Marin. We are available to assist other municipalities. Sample staff reports and resolutions are available
- Please contact LMassey@MarinCounty.org for more information, questions, and assistance.
- CA Middle Mile Broadband Initiative: By participating in the legislative and planning processes, Marin was advised that the proposed CA Middle Mile network in our County will be expanded by adding two network segments – one to close the gap along Highway 1 and another to complete a ring connecting Highways 1 and 101.
- Joined other North Bay/North Coast Broadband Consortium (NBNCBC) counties – Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma – to apply for a CASF Consortium Grant to support regional broadband efforts
- Developing CASF Local Area Technical Assistance (LATA) grant application for four areas in unincorporated Marin County.
- Discussing submission of CASF Local Area Technical Assistance grant applications with Tiburon, Novato, and San Rafael, with Digital Marin as the coordinating entity.
- Hired consultant to assist with determining governance structure and operational model of broadband organization.
- Received approval for ARPA funding for joint project among Digital Marin Team (County), Marin County Free Library, Marin Housing Authority (MHA), and Comcast for broadband connectivity, free internet service, devices, training, and support at five MHA housing sites with older adults and people with disabilities.
Requests for Action
- Obtain adoption of the Digital Marin Strategic Plan by your city or town.