“High-speed internet is as fundamental as electricity, heat, and water”

Governor Janet Mills

Today, the internet is critical infrastructure that is relied upon by businesses, schools, hospitals, governments, and people. The COVID-19 pandemic, in particular, has only furthered demonstrated this.

Yet as of 2020, at least 1-in-6 households in Maine still lacked access.

Maine’s economic future will depend on its ability to offer high-speed connectivity that is universally available throughout the state. The Maine Connectivity Authority is pursuing a number of initiatives to facilitate this.

Jumpstart Initiative