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Resource Libraries


Correct the Dots & Connect our Communities!

Maine Connectivity Authority


SCEC Broadband Bootcamp: Broadband 101

Sunrise County Economic Council

Overview of Broadband Basics with Christa Thorpe from the Island Institute.


Regional Broadband Dialogues Kick Off Event Recording

Maine Broadband Coalition

The Maine Broadband Coalition, in collaboration with the Co-Hosts listed on the flyer, is leading an effort to convene broadband stakeholders at a state, county and local level to enhance capacity for county governments to plan, coordinate, secure funding for and ultimately execute broadband projects. We anticipate this event to be the first in an ongoing series of dialogues.


American Rescue Plan - Get Ready Maine

Maine Broadband Coalition

Join MBC as we discuss the American Rescue Plan Act, and what it means for the state of broadband in Maine. Featuring Senator Angus King, Peggy Schaffer of ConnectMaine, and Nick Battista of the Island Institute. Click the link below to view a recording.


Five Ways to Make Your Virtual Meetings More Effective


The pandemic has upended how we work and interact in the public and private sector. As the push to work-from-home increases, here are a few tips to maximize the productivity of your virtual meetings.


ConnectMaine - Updated Grant Information

Maine Government

Infrastructure Grants - Expanding affordable broadband through creative solutions for affordable broadband service to the unserved areas of Maine and promote the policies of the State related to broadband service.

Community Broadband Planning Grants - Awarded to communities to produce plans that define local broadband needs, goals and encourages adoption of identified best practices by participating municipalities and organizations.


Community Driven Broadband Process & Guide

The Island Institute

A step by step guide to help communities begin, manage, and implement broadband deployment


How to Submit Challenges to the FCC Broadband Map

Muni Networks


More Broadband Less Sprawl

GrowSmart Maine

As universal access to broadband is deployed, what tools are available to municipalities to ensure that growth patterns reflect the values captured in community long term plans and strategies? And how do we encourage use of these tools?


Guide to Federal Broadband Funding Opportunities in the U.S.

Internet Society

This guide offers an overview of federal funding options that could provide financial support to Tribal, state, and local governments and utilities in their efforts to expand broadband infrastructure.


The Fight to Connect Maine with Nick Battista

Maine Conservation Voters

Join Maine Conservation Voters at their Lunch & Learn with Nick Battista, Senior Policy Officer for the Island Institute, and chair of the ConnectMaine Authority Board, as they discuss the state of broadband connectivity in Maine and what you can do to help guarantee equal access across the state.


Nick Battista of The Island Institute of Maine


Nick Battista of the Island Institute discusses broadband challenges in rural communities and how they are responding to the current crisis.


State of Maine Social Distancing Broadband Impact Survey

Mission Broadband

Measure home broadband performance during the ongoing public health crisis in order to measure gaps in availability, inadequate performance and socioeconomic indicators


2020 State of Maine Broadband Action Plan

CONNECT Maine Authority

Calling for a $200 Million investment from The State over the next 5 years this action plan outlines key strategies, assumptions and needs to connect all Mainers.


Broadband Basics

County Connector Training

An overview of Broadband Basics with Sam Naumann from AARP Maine and Clara McCool from the Greater Portland Council of Governments.


If We Build It, Will They Come? Lessons From Open-Access, Middle-Mile Networks

Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

Residential and small-business customers have too few options for fixed, robust broadband service. We need more competition, and more broadband deployment. This policy brief concentrates on one solution—the construction of open-access, middle-mile networks.

Slide Deck

American Rescue Plan - Get Ready Maine

Maine Broadband Coalition

Click below to see a slide deck from the ARPA webinar. Covers information on Funding Streams, COVID Funding, the American Recovery Plan Act funding, and some next steps for communities to take advantage of funding opportunities.

Resource Library

2020 Maine West Broadband Boot Camp

Maine West

Overview of modules and links to videos, presentations, and materials from the first ever Maine West Broadband Boot Camp.


Why rural Americans are having a hard time working from home


Most rural US households don't have access to internet that is fast enough to learn or work remotely. Hard-working Americans share their experience with poor internet connectivity including Nancy Kennedy, a farmer in Washington, Maine who has been encouraged to shift her operations to online. These tasks require technologies that her bandwidth cannot handle.


How does the CARES Act Connect Us

Benton Institute

A quick overview of the CARES act for broadband

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