Networkmaine, MDOE Upgrading 301 PreK-12 Schools to Gigabit Speeds
Networkmaine announces a partnership with the Maine Department of Education to upgrade network connections at 301 preK-12 schools across the state through the Maine School and Library Network (MSLN) project.
With Terrible Federal Broadband Data, States Are Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands
A piece from Peggy Schaffer, executive director of ConnectMaine, talking about the importance of accurate data collection, how the FCC data falls short, and what states are doing to give power back to taxpayers through crowdsourced speed testing.
Letter: Time to do something about broadband in Maine
Tired of complaining about your internet? It’s time to do something about it! The Maine Broadband Coalition, in partnership with AARP Maine and others, has launched the “Get Up to Speed” initiative to aid broadband expansion efforts in Maine.
"In a year that's been trying like none before, we've also seen the best of humanity come out through kindness, bravery, innovation and determination." Read about the amazing things Mainers have done this year, featuring Broadband Advisory Committee member Susan Corbett.
Now, with a pandemic that has more high earners working from home than ever, Maine should take steps like increased broadband and a more competitive tax code to lure those individuals to the state, they wrote.
James Scott: How can Maine expect to attract young workers without broadband?
As a remote worker, I was able to consider moving to rural Maine given that I can work anywhere with a high-speed internet connection. I have come to find out, however, that this address is coming up as “unserviceable” by both Spectrum and Consolidated Communications. We cannot seem to get an answer from either company on what it may cost to have the construction completed to have service extended to this address either. I find this very hard to believe as this is not an especially rural location.
Maine must do more to recruit and retain young people
Every crisis is composed of danger and opportunity. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our nation’s economy in a manner not seen since the Great Depression, causing governments to take unprecedented action. But it also presents us with a choice.
Emanuel Pariser: To make online learning work, broadband is only half the battle
In rural Maine, where people often live far from neighbors and friends, the COVID-19 pandemic has layered in new kinds of isolation. The impact on school children has been tough: the daily structure, social interaction and intellectual stimulation they get from school was upended overnight.