Connectme 7 Town Broadband Planning Project
ConnectME awarded Lincoln County a two-phase Community Planning Grant to focus on the North/West region of Lincoln County, including the towns of Somerville, Jefferson, Whitefield, Dresden, Wiscasset, Westport Island, and Edgecomb.
We have been authorized to spend $6825 on Phase I, and up to $31,850 in Phase II, contingent ConnectME’s acceptance of the Phase I final report and demonstration of readiness for Phase II. We’ve just signed a contract with Axiom to provide the broadband planning and technical support, and hope to have our first “regional” meeting with all the towns represented in the next couple of weeks.
SCOPE OF WORK
Phase I: Identify Current Landscape and Needs
Major activities will be:
Phase II: Network Designs - Gap Analysis
The funds have been put in escrow by ConnectME, contingent upon satisfactorily completing Phase I. More details will be developed as Phase I nears completion.
Objectives: Broadband access and adoption is a critical strategy for improving overall quality of life in rural communities by:
Mary Ellen Barnes, 882-5983