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.

Island Fellows Virtual Information Session

Interested in becoming an Island Institute Fellow? Join us for a virtual information session designed to get you up to speed on this unique opportunity on the Maine coast. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with Island Institute staff and current Fellows, learn about the application process, and ask questions.

Young Leaders Series

Are you a young person looking to build leadership skills and connect with other young leaders? Join us for the ILEAD Young Leaders Series, featuring four virtual, interactive sessions exploring key aspects of leadership. Not only will participants actively take part in each discussion, but they will have the opportunity to leave these sessions with… Read more »

Business for Purpose and Profit: Workshop Series

Join us for this free, five-week workshop series is designed to give businesses the tools to help deepen their impact with all stakeholders and pivot their business models to grow their social, environmental, and organizational impact. Consisting of online webinars, resources, and coaching, the series will focus on providing support to local small businesses in… Read more »

Business for Purpose and Profit: Panel Discussion

Shifting to the Middle: Positive Impacts for Your Community and Your Bottom Line Join us on Thursday, January 21, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. EST, for an informative and impactful panel discussion highlighting the various ways businesses can balance both purpose and profit and use business as a force for the common good. Business for Purpose and… Read more »

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 »