About the MCA

High-speed Broadband for Maine

Established in 2021, the Maine Connectivity Authority (MCA) is a quasi-governmental
agency charged with achieving the universal access of affordable high-speed broadband
in Maine.

 

Led by diverse staff and board appointed by The Governor, the MCA will work to ensure
three goals: That effective, accessible connectivity be universally available in the state;
that there be secure, affordable, reliable, competitive, sustainable and forward-looking infrastructure that can meet future needs; and 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.

Andrew Butcher, President 

abutcher@maineconnectivity.org

Maggie Drummon-Bahl, Strategic Partnership Director

mbahl@maineconnectivity.org

 


David Wedick, Chief Financial Officer

dwedick@maineconnectivity.org

Ben Dinovelli, Advisor

bdinovelli@maineconnectivity.org

Colby Fortier-Brown, Broadband Liaison - MaineDOT

colby.fortier-brown@maine.gov

Staff

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MCA Board of Directors

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Carlos Javier Barrionuevo, of Georgetown, who works for Georgetown Broadband LLC and serves on the Georgetown Comprehensive Plan Committee


 

Daniel P. Belyea, of Vassalboro, who is chief workforce development officer at the Maine Community College System


 

Fred Brittain*, Ex-Officio, who is chief information officer for the State of Maine


 

John Chandler, of Falmouth, who is a principal at Portland-based accounting and consulting firm BerryDunn


 

David Demers*, Ex-Officio, who is chief information officer for the University of Maine


 

Heather Johnson*, Ex-Officio, who is commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development for the State of Maine


 

Danielle Louder, of Augusta, who is co-director of Medical Care Development Inc.’s Domestic Public Health Division and Director of the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center


 

Carlos Mello*, Ex-Officio, who is acting ceo for the Finance Authority of Maine


 

Michael C. Reed, of Palermo, who is self-employed and has worked to spearhead and coordinate municipal broadband projects


 

Timothy R Schneider, of Falmouth, who is general counsel for Tilson Technology and previously served as a Maine public advocate


 

Robert J. Souza, of Durham, who has 46 years of telecommunications experience and recently retired from Otelco Inc.

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