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Virtual Meeting on Wednesday 4/06/22


Eastern Slopes Regional Broadband welcomes all interested town members to join our committee meetings. Typically the full committee meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month at 6:30 PM via Zoom, but due to the needs of the RFP responses we have received we will hold a special meeting on 4/6 which is the first Wednesday of April. Clarification about the remainder of April’s meetings will be posted soon.

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More information is available on our Contact page

CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS FOR CONTACT FOR RFP

The Request for Proposals posted or transmitted has an incorrect email for contacting ESRBroadband  on page 7 of the RFP.  The correct email is:   RFP@ESRBroadband.org (incorrectly shown in the RFP as RFP@ESRBroadband.com).

This email address was only incorrect in one part of the RFP document, the website has always noted the address correctly.

A formal addendum to the RFP noting this can be downloaded here:

Correct Date for Submission of Proposals is 3/22

The Request for Proposals posted or transmitted has an incorrect deadline for submittal of one digital and five hard copies of the Proposal on page 7 of the RFP.  The correct deadline for submittal of proposals is:   Tuesday, March 22, 2022, no later than 4:00 p.m. local time (as stated correctly on page 5 of the RFP).

This date was only incorrect in one part of the RFP document, the website has always noted the date correctly.

A formal addendum to the RFP noting this can be downloaded here:

Request for Proposals – Municipal Broadband Planning Study

The Eastern Slopes Regional Broadband Committee, comprised of the Towns of Brownfield, Denmark, Fryeburg, Lovell, Stoneham, Stow, and Sweden, Maine, and Chatham (TBD), New Hampshire, is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to determine need, feasibility and justification for a broadband solution serving the residents of the Towns.

Interested firms may download and review the Request for Proposal on our page labeled “RFP” in the navigation bar above. All questions and responses should be sent to rfp@esrbroadband.org

ConnectME Broadband Planning Grant awarded

Our committee has been awarded a $72,000 planning grant for developing options to bring fast and affordable broadband internet service to our region!

In January the towns committed to a joint planning process.  The ConnectME grant will help cover a substantial part of the costs of determining the best options for improving/providing broadband services for the region’s residents, businesses, and public facilities.