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About the MCA

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 mee 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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Following our extensive engagement period, MCA will be taking the month of June to reflect on all that we have heard from individuals, communities and partners and revise the draft Broadband Action Plan (BAP) before submitting it to the Federal Government on August 1st.

 

The first draft of the BAP and the companion Digital Equity Plan are now available on our Planning page.  As a reminder, this is a draft plan, and the content may contain minor spelling or grammatical errors and new content may be added. Please Note: The BAP comprehensively includes most aspects of the Digital Equity Plan, so you may choose to also provide individual feedback on the latter, though it is not required.

 

Public listening sessions:

Next up in the Broadband Action Plan: Reflect & Revise
 

Feedback will be collected using the this form (also available in print format), in addition to virtual and in-person listening sessions throughout June. All feedback provided will also be responded to by an MCA staff member.

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.  Public comment and feedback are welcome hereClick here to view recordings of previous meetings.

June 9, 2023
Broadband Apprenticeship Session

In-Person

Please click below to access the agenda and to watch the recording of this meeting. 

June 23, 2023
MCA Board Meeting

Online Zoom Webinar

Please click below to access the agenda and to register to
attend this meeting. 

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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