[Air-L] WEBCAST NOV 7 – ‘Connecting Maine – An “All In” Approach for Funding Sources, Community Engagement and Sustainability’

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Tue Nov 7 09:15:35 PST 2023

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[image: ISOC LIVE] <https://isoc.live/>On *Tuesday November 7, 2023*
at *12:00-13:00
EST* (17:00-18:00 UTC) the *Marconi Society <https://marconisociety.org/> *will
host a webinar '*Connecting Maine - An “All In” Approach for Funding
Sources, Community Engagement and Sustainability

Maine faces a perfect storm of challenges in achieving digital equity.
Maine’s remote and rugged terrain makes the state one of the most complex
and expensive to reach with digital infrastructure. As the state with the
oldest population, many in Maine are not digital natives. Maine’s median
household and per capita income lag far behind most other states. A
majority of Mainers live in small, rural communities with limited
resources. These forces combine to shape the challenging contours of the
digital divide in Maine.

With the passage of the *IIJA
the State created the *Maine Connectivity Authority
<https://www.maineconnectivity.org/>* as a quasi-governmental entity to
drive a proactive and nimble approach to achieve universal connectivity.
The Maine Connectivity Authority will share our unique approach, focused on
Projects, Places, and People and now layering in the values of urgency,
universality, and digital equity.

This webinar is part of a series of Marconi Society State case study
virtual workshops.

*Nick Battista*, Chief Policy Officer, Island Institute
*Maggie Drummond-Bahl*, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Maine
Connectivity Authority
*Kerem Durdag*, President and Chief Operating Officer, Great Works Internet
*Jeff Letourneau*, Executive Director, Networkmaine
*Marijke Visser*, Director, Library Development, Maine State Library

*Tanya Emery*, Maine Connectivity Authority

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