EMDC Releases RFP for Municipalities to Create Broadband Plan

EMDC Releases RFP for Municipalities to Create Broadband Plan


Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) has been awarded a planning grant from the State of Maine ConnectME Authority to launch a pilot project in four communities or partnership of communities supporting the expansion of digital capacity in Eastern Maine. 


EMDC will be selecting four (4) communities (or a partnership of communities representing one application for a county), who are well-positioned to begin the digital planning process, building the necessary "template" to identify their next steps and to expand the model to other communities.  Communities need to understand their gaps and best solutions before moving forward on a broadband expansion implementation plan.  The final plan will include digital planning that incorporates infrastructure and the current capacity of digital literacy/training, gaps, and solutions to address the gaps.


Each community will be awarded up to $10,000. A match of up to $5,000 is required. 




For the full RFP, Click Here.



Eastern Maine Development Corporation in Bangor, Maine works to promote and strengthen Eastern Maine’s economy by growing businesses, shaping the workforce and enhancing the community. EMDC serves the four Eastern Counties of Maine: Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis and portions of Waldo County. For more information about EMDC visit www.emdc.org.