WASHINGTON D.C- Officials from the non-profit Pew Charitable Trusts hosted a conference about broadband internet availability.
The conference officials compared what different state governments around the country were doing to help close the broadband gap.
The national non-profit even referenced Maine’s ConnectMaine Authority Broadband Action Plan as one of the promising practices in the nation to get people who need it, 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 are they 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,” Pew Charitable Trusts Broadband Research Manager Katherine De Witt said.
To learn more about what ConnectMaine Authority’s website to learn more.