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Maine is the first state in the country to have its Digital Equity Plan approved by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Read the recent press release here!

Press Release: Maine Leads Nation with First Plan
To Close the Digital Divide

High-speed Broadband for Maine

The Maine Connectivity Authority (MCA) is committed to expanding access to reliable, high-speed and affordable internet service statewide.

MCA has three primary goals:

  1. Expand effective, accessible connectivity in every part of the state;

  2. Support the creation of secure, affordable, reliable, competitive, sustainable and forward-looking internet infrastructure that can meet future needs; and

  3. Ensure that all residents, businesses and institutions in Maine be able to take full advantage of the economic, health, educational and other opportunities available through connectivity services.

Focusing on projects, places and people, the MCA is advancing digital equity for all Mainers.

Established in 2021, MCA is a quasi-governmental agency charged with achieving universal access to affordable high-speed broadband in Maine.

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New Launch: Maine Connectivity Resource Exchange!

The Maine Connectivity Resource Exchange is MCA's home to resources and knowledge to support, enable, and empower municipal and Tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, subgrantees, and the public on all aspects of the broadband ecosystem in Maine. 

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The first module that we are launching is in support of the upcoming BEAD State-Led Challenge Process. This module contains 7 units that will work to guide our partners through this several months-long process. This process in particular will engage local, municipal, and Tribal governments, internet service providers (ISPs), nonprofit organizations and individuals. 

As of March 1, MCA is still waiting for NTIA approval of our BEAD Initial Proposal, Volume 1. With that, the dates outlined in this module are still tentative, and some links are not yet active. We cannot begin the State-Led Challenge Process until we receive that approval. We are all patiently waiting to get started and we will let you know when it's time to go!

Visualizing MCA's Mission

The Maine Connectivity Authority’s Broadband Intelligence Platform presents important data about internet access and service in Maine. The interactive map below includes information about broadband service availability and funding awards.

 

For a list of service providers at a specific address, click here to access the FCC's map.

Service Classification Map: Based on June 30, 2022 FCC Broadband Data Collection. Accessible maps are available upon request by emailing info@maineconnectivity.org.

Recent & Upcoming Meetings

The Maine Connectivity Authority Board of Directors meetings are open to the public in a virtual format.  Meetings serve as an opportunity to learn about MCA's strategy and activities as well as funding and partnership opportunities.  Click here to view recordings of previous meetings.

January 19, 2024

MCA Board Meeting

Online Zoom Webinar

Please register below to attend the MCA Board meeting. All MCA Board meetings are open to the public.

February 1, 2024

Last Mile Infrastructure Grants Committee Meeting

Online Zoom Webinar

Please register below to attend the MCA Board meeting. All MCA Board meetings are open to the public.

Featured Resources

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Maine Connectivity Authority Strategic Summary:  January 2022

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Maine Connectivity Authority Statute

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Help us get closer together - take the Maine Speed Test here

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