NEW BROADBAND PUBLIC MAP!
This map is the best information on broadband availability in Maine. However, ConnectMaine knows the information does not represent the actual services that are available for customers , especially at the address or street level. ConnectMaine continues to work with providers to improve the accuracy of this data. The map does provide a starting point for communities and consumers to identify what might be available broadband service to their area.
The tools on this application provide a way to search and learn which service providers are operating within a given locality or at a general location and the level of service for a given area as defined by the ConnectMaine standard for effective broadband service levels. The data is a composite derived from the highest service speed reported by the operators serving the locations in a given local. The map layer is created using information reported by providers to the ConnectMaine Authority and/or the FCC during the last published reporting cycle and represents information available to the public in an easy to visualize map layer. ConnectMaine makes no warranty for use of this information for purposes other than those communicated herein.
Accurate information is one of the key elements to an effective expansion of broadband. To that end we have compiled the best information that we have in this series of spreadsheets. This is information we will use in our grant rounds to determine eligibility for infrastructure grants.
We fully understand that our data isn’t complete and there are inaccuracies as a result of the way information is reported. The excel spreadsheets below are separated by County and by town with street ranges that have service less than 25/3 Mbps, which gives a starting point of who is unserved in Maine.
To help address the inherent inaccuracies in the data ConnectMaine has on broadband service in Maine, we are asking Mainers to do a speedtest with an organization called M-Lab. Measurement Labs (M-Lab) provides the largest collection of open Internet performance data on the planet. M-Lab is a consortium of research, industry, and public-interest partners dedicated to providing an ecosystem for the open, verifiable measurement of global network performance. The speed test data collected is made available to the public, allowing ConnectMaine and anyone else to build on a common pool of network measurements that we can utilize to improve our understand of the broadband landscape in Maine.
If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Johnson at 207-624-9849.