Kennebec Broadband Partnership
GrowSmart Maine received a two-year contract with the Maine Connectivity Authority to host Kennebec County’s Regional & Tribal Broadband Partner. This is one of 13 regional and tribal programs across the state, to support community-driven broadband solutions in Maine. The goal of the program is to ensure that everyone can connect to the internet and that everyone has the devices, education, and training to access our digital world. We aim to strengthen and grow the number of partners thinking about digital equity and inclusion and create increased alignment and coordination between communities, regions, and the state. GrowSmart Maine, with its expertise in advocacy, thought leadership, and convening interested parties will focus its efforts specifically on Kennebec County.
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News and Updates
Kennebec County Digital Equity and Digital Inclusion Plan
GrowSmart Maine and the Kennebec County Digital Equity Working Group submitted to Maine Connectivity Authority a Digital Equity and Digital Inclusion Plan. This is the first draft of a working plan to understand the barriers people face in connecting to our digital...
You could lower your internet bill by $30 a month!
Maine residents who earn less than 200% of FPL or who receive government benefits quality for a reduced internet bill.
Update: Community Broadband Meeting
GrowSmart Maine hosted a community meeting at the Augusta Multicultural Center in early April to hear about the experiences of people using the internet and the barriers they may face to being digitally connected.
Kennebec County Community Broadband Mtg. in Augusta Tues. 4-11-23 @5:30 pm
Kennebec County Residents are invited to a Community Meeting to add your voice to Maine's Broadband Action Plan. Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2023 Time: 5:30 - 7 :00 pm Location : Augusta Multicultural Center (Capital Area New Mainers Project) Address: 70 State St.,...
Take Maine’s Broadband Survey!
The State of Maine, through the Maine Connectivity Authority, is developing a Broadband Action Plan to decide how $250 million in federal funds should be used to expand access to high-speed internet and ensure that we all have what we need to connect to the digital...
Join Kennebec County Digital Equity Working Group
The Kennebec County Broadband Partnership is creating a Digital Equity and Inclusion Plan and we need your help!
Everything You Wanted To Know About Broadband (But Were Afraid To Ask)
As the Maine Connectivity Authority gears up to help achieve Governor Mills's promise that "every person in Maine who wants a reliable and affordable internet connection can have one by the end of 2024," we thought you might appreciate this article "Everything You...
Correct the Dots!
The Maine Connectivity Authority needs your help! January 13th, 2023 is the last day to submit challenges to the FCC maps that will help determine Maine's Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program allocation. Visit MCA's Correct the Dots page below for...