Kennebec Broadband Partnership     

GrowSmart Maine is the Regional and Tribal Broadband Partner for Kennebec County. One of 13 regional and tribal programs in the state, funded by the Maine Connectivity Authority, we work to support community-driven broadband solutions in Maine and promote digital equity and literacy. The goal of this work 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 organizations, regions, and the state.

News and Updates

GrowSmart Maine Awards $35,000 in Digital Equity Stipends to Area Libraries and Nonprofits in Kennebec County

GrowSmart Maine is pleased to announce the first recipients of its Digital Equity Stipend Fund. Nine area organizations in Kennebec County will share more than $35,000 in funding to implement programs that help people access digital skills training, furnish remote workspaces, access devices, and support outreach and staff costs associated with these programs.

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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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