Somerset Economic Development Corporation and Kennebec Valley Council of Governments have been awarded one of four ConnectME Authority Broadband Planning Grants for their project to bring broadband to Somerset County. These grants are designed to support the work needed for developing plans to expand the availability of broadband services in unserved and underserved areas.

SEDC and KVCOG have selected Tilson and Axiom Technologies as the consultants to create the plan. Tilson will take the lead of designing the networks needed and Axiom will focus on wireless solutions, digital literacy and affordability models.

Communities will have local committees to develop goals and ways to increase adoption in their area. For information on your local committee please contact Heather Johnson at or 207-474- 0166.