Congratulations to the round 12 Infrastructure grant awardees. The two projects selected were Pioneer Broadband/Plunkett Pond project and the Otelco/Lowell and Burlington project.
Congratulations to the round 3 Planning grant awardees. The five projects selected were LCI/Bowdoinham Phase 2, Axiom/Monhegan Phase 1, Axiom/Lincoln County Phase 1, Axiom/Lakes Region Phase 1 and Axiom/Penobscot County Phase 1. ConnectME has made a modification to the planning grant program. Planning grants will now be in two phases. Phase 1 focuses on community planning, outreach, understanding needs and engaging with existing providers. Phase 2 is focused on engineering design work that is based on the outputs of the phase 1 work.
Expanding affordable broadband through creative solutions for affordable broadband service to the unserved areas of Maine and promote the policies of the State related to broadband service.
Community Broadband Planning Grants
Awarded to communities to produce plans that define local broadband needs, goals and encourages adoption of identified best practices by participating municipalities and organizations.