Maine communities have a long history of self-determination. Access to high-speed internet is no different. As local broadband committees, statewide partners and private-sector providers all look to close the digital divide, communities play a central role. An engaged community can fundamentally alter the economics of a broadband project.
Wait a minute—there are two broadband authorities in Maine? Yes! And here’s how they’re working together to achieve high-speed internet access for all Mainers.
Looking for a little good news? Here’s some: Thanks to federal and state funding, Maine currently has $150 million to bring high-speed internet to places that don’t have it and improve service to those that do. How do you get a piece of that action? Here’s a hint: You snooze, you lose. “The communities that… Read more »
After spending his first month as Island Institute president in listening mode, Anthony Chatwin aims to spend the next decade helping Maine’s seaside economy contribute to the fight against climate change by reducing reliance on fossil fuels. “Ten years from now people are going to be looking at the carbon footprint of products and services,… Read more »