Maine Broadband Coalition (MBC) is a network of public policy professionals, educational institutions, businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals who care deeply about Maine’s economic future. An important purpose of the MBC is to assemble cogent, fact-based information to help public policy makers and Maine citizens make the best choices about building a robust and productive information technology infrastructure — decisions we are all facing right now. We welcome one and all to this effort.
Broadband has an Indispensable Role In Maine’s Future
The media has reported that Maine ranks 49th out of the 50 American states for the quality of it broadband services, thus putting the state at a serious economic disadvantage. This situation is addressed directly in “Maine broadband service ranks 49th out of 50 states,” an article published in the Portland Press Herald in early 2014. That is not good news. As policy leaders grapple with this reality and plan for the state’s economic future, Maine Broadband Coalition makes the following observations:
Yes on 1 - Endorsements
Tuesday, July 7th @9:00 am
Join dozens of organizations, communities, and companies who have endorsed the Yes on 1- Better Internet For Maine Campaign. With one week until election day, hear from leaders from around the state in a range of different sectors and industries speak to why they are voting yes on ballot Question 1.
2020 Maine Primary Election
Tuesday, July 14th!
Vote YES on 1 | Better Internet for Maine
Absentee Ballots accepted up to election day
Check out BetterInternetforMaine.org for more!
MAINECF DEADLINE UPDATE
Community Broadband Grant Program
The deadline for this grant program has been moved up by two months to August 1, 2020, in acknowledgment that many communities may need additional support as they consider applying for state and federal funding. Because MaineCF is transitioning our online grant platform, the application will not be open on our website until July 21, 2020. There is a PDF available on the website to allow potential applicants to work on the questions prior to the application becoming available.