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Maine's broadband infrastructure will expand with new funding to bridge the digital divide

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Panelists:
Andrew Butcher, newly nominated president of Maine Connectivity Authority; coordinator of the Maine Broadband Coalition and recent Innovation & Resilience director at Greater Portland Council of Governments
Kendra Jo Grindle, senior community development officer, Island Institute

VIP Callers:
Maggie Drummond-Bahl, director of philanthropy, Maine Community Foundation
Susan Corbett, founder & executive director, National Digital Equity Center
Kerem Durdag, president and chief operating officer, GWI

Resources:
2021 Maine Broadband Summit

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