WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the National Broadband Conference Wednesday in the nation’s capital, officials from the nonprofit Pew Charitable Trusts hosted a session on broadband internet availability.
Attendees compared what different state governments around the country were doing to help close the broadband gap.
The national nonprofit referred to Maine’s ConnectMaine Authority Broadband action plan as a promising plan for high-speed internet.
“What we increasingly hear from policymakers is what their communities are missing out on by not having high-speed reliable broadband, how they are missing out on economic development opportunities, workforce development, remote healthcare, opportunities for folks to sit, to age in place and to retain population and keep their younger citizens in their towns,” said Kathryn de Wit, manager of the trusts’ Broadband Research Initiative.
To learn more about ConnectMaine, visit maine.gov/connectme.