Broadband Planning Committee

The Broadband Planning Committee is soliciting information about internet service from island residents through an online survey. This information is essential to any future consideration of public or private investment in broadband infrastructure. Thank you in advance for your input!


Committee Background

The City of Portland Broadband Planning Committee was formed in November 2020 to engage Casco Bay island residents in evaluating their collective interest in and needs related to broadband service.

Committee members include:
Peter Eckel (Peaks Island)
Nell Donaldson (City of Portland, Planning & Urban Development)
Scott Johnston (Little Diamond Island)
Bill Needelman (City of Portland, Housing & Economic Development)
Sidney (Pete) Thaxter (Cushing Island)
Dave Witting (Great Diamond Island)

The Committee will meet with other islands, ISPs, and subject matter experts to learn about various broadband solutions and business models. They will also lead community education and engagement to involve other island residents in the development of one or multiple recommendations.

Recorded Broadband Planning Committee Meetings

Committee meetings are held monthly and are open to the public. Visit our Agenda Center to learn more. For more information, please contact