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MTUG Webinar #1: Broadband Progress in Maine

Event organizer: Kate Carpenter
Event Date & Time: September 25, 2019 11:00 am until September 25, 2019 12:00 pm
Contact email: kcarpenter@mtug.org
Maine Technology Users Group | Contributed
Maine Technology Users Group | Contributed

Please join the nonprofit Maine Technology Users Group for a legislative and programmatic update on broadband expansion in Maine from two of Maine’s frontline advocates, Peggy Schaffer of the ConnectME Authority and Nick Battista of the Island Institute, both of whom also serve on the advisory committee for the Maine Broadband Coalition.

This is a webinar, but you can participate by phone only if you need to (phone distributed after registration), and we can email you any presentation materials. Either use the Contact Form at the MTUG site, or text the MTUG maine phone at 207-370-5327 to request materials in advance, or for registration assistance.

Our speakers will briefly present the array of programs in place for improving broadband access statewide, how communities can engage them, and the legislative pipeline that may help (or hinder) progress. The speakers will then discuss case studies of how some communities have engaged these efforts to introduce or improve high speed internet access, and the impact it has had.

Lastly, speakers will cover the points that technology leaders can make in their effort to improve broadband access for their operations, their employees, and their customers.