The Numbers on Marin’s New Broadband Internet

Nicasio, California


Nicasio’s bucolic reputation is about to get a high-speed makeover, thanks to a community fundraising effort. Marin’s first fiberoptic broadband network has broken ground and should supply service to residential customers by the end of 2017. The project comes from a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) fund that issues grants to build broadband networks in rural communities. Once environmental clearances are achieved, construction workers will connect into unused fiber-optic cables that were installed in 2014 to serve the Lucasfilm facilities in the Nicasio area. Nicasio School, the Nicasio Fire Department, and other small businesses will also have a chance to benefit from the new broadband service. Here are some more numbers on the project.


Marin’s fiberoptic broadband network

20-mile area
$994,000+ raised by residents
$2.5 million project
100% Fiber-Optic Connections

$89 service fee per month

This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s print edition with the headline: “Broad Appeal”.

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.