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
Brian Allenby, Communications Director
Ben Dinovelli, Advisor
Maggie Drummond-Bahl, Strategic Partnership Director
Colby Fortier-Brown, Broadband Liaison - MaineDOT
Meghan Grabill, Geospatial Data Analyst
Kendra Jo Grindle, Community Capacity Manager
Dave Hack, Operations Manager
Rebecca Kirker, Accounting, Compliance & Reporting Manager
Stephenie MacLagan, Director of Broadband Impact
David Wedick, Chief Financial Officer
MCA Board of Directors
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.