Statewide Broadband Research - You can be part of the solution!

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 9:15am
From Maine State Librarian Jamie Ritter:
 
Hello Library Community! Please see the information below - I encourage each of you as individuals to complete this speed-test and survey. Important to do from your home to reflect the true nature of broadband availability in all areas of the state. Taking this survey at the library will reflect in very high speeds because of high-speed fiber network of MSLN.
Please share this broadly!
 
"Get Up To Speed" Maine Launches Statewide Internet Speed Test Mapping Initiative
The Maine Broadband Coalition has launched a statewide internet speed test mapping initiative. The goal of the
<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/> .Get Up To Speed  initiative is to gather data from across the state to generate the most comprehensive map of both the presence and quality of internet in Maine to date.
 
Residents are being asked to help the initiative by taking this less-than-a-minute test to map their own speed through the Maine Broadband Coalition's website <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/...>. We encourage you to share this link with your community, so that we can get the most accurate map possible.
The Maine Broadband Coalition will aggregate, document, and visualize the speed testing information to provide users and state officials with up-to-date service maps. Participants can view their results (while personal information remains confidential) and watch the public map <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/...> of Maine grow in real time.
The new speed testing initiative is the crucial next step in ensuring the delivery of broadband throughout the state and will help local, regional, and state leaders develop projects and steer investments to the places that need it most. This map, along with other data collected, will help inform where the bond funding, approved by Maine voters in July, can have the most impact.
 
For more information, read the Maine Broadband Coalition Press Release<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/...>.
 
Live links to this is available on Wiscasset Public Library Facebook page and on the Library’s website www.wiscasset.lib.me.us/ .