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Podcast

Broadband Progress in Maine

Where we are, and strategies for making the case. In this webinar, MTUG features a legislative and programmatic update on broadband expansion in Maine from two of Maine’s frontline advocates, Peggy Schaffer of the ConnectME Authority and Nick Battista of the Island Institute, both of whom also serve on the advisory committee for the Maine Broadband Coalition.

Maine Technology Users Group

Guide

Intelligent Community Benchmarking Assistance

Is your tech keeping pace? You can find out by using the benchmarking tool of the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) which measures six inter-related indicators of a community’s competitiveness in the digital economy. The ICF benchmarking tool is used to measure progress against other communities and over time.

Blandin Foundation

Guide

Maine West Regional Broadband Plan

Maine West Regional Technology Plan and related Digital Inclusion & Workforce Plan to guide local and regional efforts to improve high speed internet connectivity in the Maine West region.

Maine West

Report

Cooperatives Fiberize Rural America:

Updated Report Shows How Cooperatives Are Bridging the Digital Divide

Community Broadband Networks; Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Report

How States Support Broadband Projects

Although the mechanisms that states use are fairly consistent—grants and loans, among others—they have different approaches for distributing funds and encouraging investment. This brief explores the ways in which states support broadband deployment projects and what they aim to accomplish.

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Guide

Community Development Block Grant Broadband Infrastructure FAQ

This contains Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program and State CDBG Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding broadband infrastructure.

US HUD Exchange

Guide

Community Development Block Grant Broadband Infrastructure FAQ

This contains Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program and State CDBG Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding broadband infrastructure.

US HUD Exchange

Guide

Measuring The Economic Impact of Broadband

Understanding how to measure and communicate the benefits of broadband is critical to building support for efforts to expand connectivity and use. Join BroadbandUSA and leading U.S. researchers to discuss their research into the economic impact of broadband deployment and adoption in the United States. Speakers:

Broadband USA

Resource Library

Old Maine Broadband Coalition Blogs

Archived MBC Website + Blogs

Legacy MBC Website

Report

Disconnected: 7 Lessons on Fixing The Digital Divide

a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City that focuses on broadband access, economic impact and solutions for communities to narrow the digital divide.

Federal Reserve of Kansas City

Article

Smart Communities and Mobile Strategies: New Tools for Local Governments

A good mobile strategy allows local governments to consider workflow for the whole of the organization and respond automatically to changes taking place in the community.

International City/County Management Association

Toolkit

Planning a Community Broadband Roadmap: A Toolkit for Local and Tribal Governments

A Community Broadband Roadmap contains a community's strategic vision and goals, analyzes existing community resources and needs, and guides the tactical plans to realize this vision.

NTIA; Broadband USA

Resource Library

Community Broadband Grant Program

The goal of the program is to increase the number of Maine people, communities, and businesses that have access to high-speed internet service and the skills, opportunities, and knowledge to use this technology effectively.

Maine Community Foundation

Guide

ConnectHome Playbook

Developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and EveryoneOn, this document gives an overview of how to build a digital inclusion plan for your housing community.

Connect Home USA

Resource Library

MERIT Resource Page

Through Merit, organizations have access to leading-edge network research, state and national collaborative initiatives and international peering.

MERIT

Toolkit

Digital Inclusion Guidebooks

This Guidebook reflects lessons learned from six established community-wide digital inclusion coalitions

National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Resource Library

Broadband Initiative

News articles, reports, podcasts, and updates about broadband for small communities across the United States.

Community Broadband Networks; Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Report

Successful Bond Campaigns

Specific suggestions and recommendations from the experiences of public school professionals.

Public Schools of North Carolina

Guide

ConnectHome Playbook

Developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and EveryoneOn, this document gives an overview of how to build a digital inclusion plan for your housing community.

Connect Home USA

Resource Library

Community Broadband Grant Program

The goal of the program is to increase the number of Maine people, communities, and businesses that have access to high-speed internet service and the skills, opportunities, and knowledge to use this technology effectively.

Maine Community Foundation