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

Maine’s ACP Week of Action August 4-12, 2023

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program that helps households afford internet service. Eligible households can get $30 off monthly internet (or up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands). The week of August 4-12 in Maine is...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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