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Broadband Access in Maine: Public Forums

Presque Isle -

PRESQUE ISLE – In January of this year, the ConnectME Authority received nearly $1.8 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding from the Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to pursue a broadband mapping and planning project, creating the first comprehensive geographic inventory of high-speed Internet services statewide for use in identifying unserved and underserved areas and in planning expansion throughout the State.

Six public forums are scheduled from October to November. The purpose of these forums is to solicit input from residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations about broadband/internet access: identifying the drivers to greater adoption and barriers to greater adoption in their respective geographic regions. The public is invited to attend and participate in the discussion.

Dates and venues:
Wednesday, October 13
12 – 1 p.m.
Mark and Emily Turner
Memorial Library
39 Second Street
Presque Isle

Wednesday, October 20
6 – 7 p.m.
Skowhegan Community
Center
39 Poulin Drive
Skowhegan

Saturday, October 23
2 – 3 p.m.
Porter Memorial
Library
52 Court Street
Machias

Wednesday, October 27
6 – 7 p.m.
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street
Bangor

Wednesday, November 3
6 – 7 p.m.
Belfast Free Library
106 High Street
Belfast

Monday, November 15
12 – 1 p.m.
Portland Public Library
5 Monument Square
Portland

For more information, contact Liane Judd, Packard Judd Kaye Strategic Marketing Group, 207 990 2774 ext. 1#, judd@packardjudd.com or visit the ConnectME Authority website:
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For More Information:

Contact Name: Liane Judd, Packard Judd Kaye Strategic Marketing Group

Telephone Number: (207)990-2774

Website: http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=ConnectMaine_News&id=125681&v=Article

Email: judd@packardjudd.com