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01/27/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/27/2021 07:42

What’s Your Speed?

The Maine Broadband Coalition has launched a statewide internet speed test mapping initiative. The goal of the '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. We strongly 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 mapof Maine grow in real time.

A crucial next step

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.

Click hereto read the Maine Broadband Coalition Press Release.