DIGITAL FRONTIERS SERIES

In Partnership with Maine Institute of Technology

ABOUT

The Maine Broadband Coalition Digital Frontiers will be a series of 4-6 events to engage a diverse network of companies, sectors, industry clusters and governmental agencies around the future of broadband and digital infrastructure in Maine.

The purpose of these events are twofold:  

  1. Continue engagement and advance awareness among the tens of thousands of broadband advocates throughout Maine.

  2. Elevate and highlight the opportunities, priorities and needs of digital infrastructure across multiple sectors, industries, and organizations.

SCHEDULE OF TOPICS

ABOUT

The Maine Broadband Coalition Digital Frontiers will be a series of 4-6 events to engage a diverse network of companies, sectors, industry clusters and governmental agencies around the future of broadband and digital infrastructure in Maine.

The purpose of these events are twofold:  

  1. Continue engagement and advance awareness among the tens of thousands of broadband advocates throughout Maine.

  2. Elevate and highlight the opportunities, priorities and needs of digital infrastructure across multiple sectors, industries, and organizations.

Each one-hour event will feature three to five business leaders, entrepreneurs, advocates, practitioners and policy experts.

Smart and Connected Infrastructure
for Regional Prosperity

October 27, 2021 @ 12pm EST

How can region's think about the future uses of broadband connectivity to improve quality of life, performance of public services, and increased integration of diverse priorities.  Join GPCOG and the Roux Institute in this final installment of Digital Frontiers for 2021 highlighting speakers from National Grid, The Institute for Wireless Internet of Things, and Digital Marin a multi-municipal partnership fueling urban and rural digital transformation. 

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Municipally Owned Broadband Networks, Pt. 2:
Muni Networks Workshop

June 2nd, 2021 at 11am - 12:30pm EST

Learn about municipal revenue bonds from James Anderson & Chris Perlitz of MCM, Stan Williams of ECFiber/ValleyNet and Fletcher Kittredge of GWI,  Sponsored by Maine Technology Institute and GWI.

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Municipally Owned Broadband Networks, Pt. 1

May 13th, 2021 at 11am - 12pm EST

Interested in learning more about municipally owned broadband networks? Join us May 13th at 11am for the first part of our fourth Digital Frontiers webinar where we will explore communities that have been successful in creating such a network after a significant commitment of time and resources together with those that are in the process of evaluating embarking on this journey. Part two will take a deeper dive into municipal revenue bond financing which has proven itself to be a viable model in Vermont and elsewhere, with the capability of leveraging federal, state and private funds.

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Natural Resources (AgTech, Forestry Advanced
Manufacturing, Blue Economy)

April 8, 2021 at 12pm - 1pm EST

Join us for the third installment of Digital Frontiers, a webinar series aimed at engaging a diverse network of companies, sectors, industry clusters and governmental agencies around the future of broadband and digital infrastructure in Maine. This month’s topic is Natural Resources, featuring Northern Forest Center, the Island Institute, and Maine Farmland Trust. 

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Telehealth/Telemedicine

March 4, 2021 at 12pm - 1pm EST

Panelists include representatives from Northeast Telehealth Resource Center, MaineHealth, Maine Rural Health Research Center, Maine Rural Health Collaborative LLC, and Senscio Systems.

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Data & Mapping

February 4, 2021 at 12pm - 1pm EST

Participants include VetroFiber Map, Network Maine and The National Digital Equity Center.

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SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Sponsorship opportunities:

"Download" sponsorships are $500

"Upload" sponsorships are $1000

"Synchronous" sponsors are $2000

Contact Connect@MaineBroadbandCoalition.org for more information