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© 2019 Maine Broadband Coalition


Community Driven Broadband Process & Guide

The Island Institute

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


Financial Modeling for Decision Makers

MERIT : Michigan Moonshot

This presentation will explore the necessary components of a financial model, such as the inputs and outputs, along with the ways in which modeling might be used as a tool for business planning. Various financial models examples will be provided as real-world examples. Pitfalls and best practice guidelines will also be shared.


Resource Library

MERIT Resource Page


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


Digital Inclusion Guidebooks

National Digital Inclusion Alliance

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

Resource Library

Broadband Initiative

Community Broadband Networks; Institute for Local Self-Reliance

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


Successful Bond Campaigns

Public Schools of North Carolina

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


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 Progress in Maine

Maine Technology Users Group

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.


Intelligent Community Benchmarking Assistance

Blandin Foundation

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.


Maine West Regional Broadband Plan

Maine West

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.


Cooperatives Fiberize Rural America:

Community Broadband Networks; Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Updated Report Shows How Cooperatives Are Bridging the Digital Divide


How States Support Broadband Projects

The Pew Charitable Trusts

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.

Resource Library

2019 Maine Broadband Summit Materials

The Island Institute

Videos, links and materials from the 2019 Maine Broadband Summit


CONNECT for Health Act 2019

Center for Connected Health Policy

Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technology


Measuring The Economic Impact of Broadband

Broadband USA

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:

Resource Library

Old Maine Broadband Coalition Blogs

Legacy MBC Website

Archived MBC Website + Blogs


Disconnected: 7 Lessons on Fixing The Digital Divide

Federal Reserve of Kansas City

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.


Smart Communities and Mobile Strategies: New Tools for Local Governments

International City/County Management Association

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.