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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 map of 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 here to read the Maine Broadband Coalition Press Release.
New COVID-19 drive-up testing at the Augusta Armory that starts Monday, along with the new Augusta Armory vaccination site schedule for this coming week:
The National Guard has been asked to help stand up a new drive-through testing site at the Augusta Armory that starts this week on Monday and Wednesday from 9am-3pm.
Registration and appointments are necessary through More info (use Agency Code: AugustaComm) or by calling 1-888-445-4111.
This new site will use the Shield T3 PCR test that the University of Maine currently uses. Results are expected in 24-48 hours. (company’s website: https://www.shieldt3.com/ )
It’s a saliva-based test (instead of a swab), so please follow the instructions (copied in the box here) to not eat, drink, smoke/vape, chew gum, use lipstick/gloss/chapstick, or use mouthwash 60 minutes prior to your testing appointment.
Like with the Armory vaccination site, we'll be updating the schedule weekly depending on demand, Armory availability, and staffing.
For other testing sites statewide and info on the types of testing available, see https://www.maine.gov/covid19/testing
The Augusta Armory COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic schedule for next week is attached -- Tuesday from 9am–4pm and Thursday from noon-7pm; with all vaccine types (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) and doing first, second, booster, and pediatric doses. We'll be updating the schedule weekly depending on demand, Armory availability, and staffing.
All COVID-19 vaccines will be available and no registration or appointment is required. Waits last week averaged about 20 minutes, including the 15 minute after-vaccination observation time.
Please post and share with your networks and anyone you know that hasn’t been able to get vaccinated. I’ll send schedule updates for the next weeks as they are available, and the hours will also be available on the website:
Vaccination Sites | Covid-19 - Maine.gov
and through calling the Maine COVID-19 Community Vaccination Line at 1-888-445-4111.
SAVE STARLING HALL 2021-2022
The town of Fayette is hosting prospective broadband providers at the bi-weekly Selectboard Meetings.
Please feel free to review this website, which offers a detailed explanation between the differences of fiber to the home, DSL connections, and Cable TV.
Tomorrow, July 27, 2021, Matrix will be there to present their fiber to the home proposal. Please review their proposal in written form here.
Neighbors Driving Neighbors is holding their Annual Auction
Happening now until August 1st!
Click here to access the auction and support NDN!
Neighbors Driving Neighbors
is looking for volunteer drivers!
If you are interested in this rewarding experience, they are having a volunteer orientation in Mt. Vernon on July 12th.
Contact NDN to hear more about it and receive an application!
To learn more, click here.
The Town Office will now only be offering a limited amount of hard copy IFW Hunting Law Books. To access the digital copy, please click here.
The Town of Fayette has committed to help support Team Hailey Hugs and all families whose children are affected by cancer. To learn more and join, click here.
Search our website here!