2021 Philanthropy Partners Conference: Broadband 101

Centering Equity: Shifting Power, Building Community The Maine Philanthropy Center’s popular biennial Philanthropy Partners Conference (May 18-20) provides an important and rare opportunity for hundreds of funders and nonprofits working across Maine to speak frankly about common issues and current challenges. Through stories, experiences, discussion sessions, and relationship-building activities, attendees share successes, learn about new… Read more »

Lunch & Learn: Preparing for the Impacts of Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise is one of the most pressing challenges facing the state of Maine. Join Maine Conservation Voters for this Lunch & Learn event to learn more about the Maine Legislature’s efforts to analyze the impacts of sea level rise. Speakers include: Melanie Loyzim, Commissioner of Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection Representative Lydia Blume… Read more »

Digital Frontiers: Natural Resources

Join the Maine Broadband Coalition for the third installment of Digital Frontiers! This month’s topic is Natural Resources, looking into broadband use in the Farming, Forestry, and Marine sectors. Speakers feature: Alex Ingraham, President of Pingree Associates Rommy Haines, Former Director of the Maine Farm Bureau Boe Marsh, CEO of Aquaculture and AQ Innovation at… Read more »

More Broadband, Less Sprawl

Equitable and universal access to this essential service, regardless of geography and income, requires investments in locations urban to rural. Providing widespread access to high speed internet is comparable to the electrification efforts of the early 20th century—a way to bring all parts of the state up to the basic level of service needed to… Read more »

BDN Broadband in Maine Series: Get Connected

The current broadband bond will not be able to meet the needs for all Mainers. What are the connectivity options available for those in need? Join Bangor Daily News for the final discussion in this four-part virtual event series to hear from policymakers, business leaders, and educators who are charting the path forward for improving quality, cost, and availability of high speed internet in Maine.

BDN Broadband in Maine Series: Broadband’s Impact on Education in Maine

What are schools, colleges and communities dealing with when it comes to making sure their students are connected online? What are the biggest issues and challenges across the state? Join Bangor Daily News for the third discussion in this four-part virtual event series to hear from policymakers, business leaders, and educators who are charting the path forward for improving quality, cost, and availability of high speed internet in Maine.

BDN Broadband in Maine Series: Data Privacy, Security, & Accessibility

How can you keep your data safe? What are the regulations around data privacy within the state? How can you access affordable internet and technology and who is there to help you? Join Bangor Daily News for the second discussion in this four-part virtual event series to hear from policymakers, business leaders, and educators who are charting the path forward for improving quality, cost, and availability of high speed internet in Maine.

BDN Broadband in Maine Series: Broadband Bond — What’s Next?

We passed a bond in July to borrow $15 million to invest in high speed internet infrastructure, aka broadband. It’s the first ever bond investment of its kind in Maine. So…what’s next? Join Bangor Daily News for the first discussion in this four-part virtual event series to hear from policymakers, business leaders, and educators who are charting the path forward for improving quality, cost, and availability of high speed internet in Maine.

Expanding Broadband in Maine

COVID -19 has made access to reliable high-speed internet service more important than ever.  Today, broadband is the key to education, healthcare, business, civic engagement, working remotely and so much more. Maine is a rural state, where some residents still lack access to broadband. The Maine State Chamber hosted a virtual forum of government, civic… Read more »

The Fight to Connect Maine

The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted how essential reliable broadband internet is and yet many Mainers are still without access. Nick Battista, senior policy officer for the Island Institute, and chair of the ConnectMaine Board, joined the Maine Conservation Voters to discuss why advocates in all sectors should care about broadband access, what is being… Read more »