The Northern Forest Center in partnership with Axiom Technologies of Machias and Community Concepts Finance Corporation has been awarded a grant for broadband internet planning.  This grant supports the work needed for developing plans to expand the availability of broadband services in underserved areas, and targets the Maine region, which includes towns and townships in the River Valley, Bethel area and Oxford Hills.  First steps to this process include surveying residents and businesses to find out about their current internet services, and needs.   To participate and complete the quick online survey click on the link below:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mainewestcommunitysurvey   for residents/community survey

For Businesses/workforce survey click here http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mainewestbuinesssurvey