Broadband survey - Feb 2022

Tom Jewett’s  compilation of our February 2022 anonymous survey 

Follow the highlighted links to see the survey summary and survey comments. 

Survey Summary – This is a count of the survey cards returned.  Cards are summarized in groups that had the same answers to the 5 boxes shown on the report.  For example, there were 4 people who reported that they have Internet, via DSL, are satisfied with it, want better Internet, and want to town to pursue it.  There are 9 who have a connection, via cellphone, are NOT satisfied with it, want better Internet, and want the town to pursue it.

Vienna Record: Feb-Mar 2022

View the Feb-Mar 2022 issue here

Selectmen's Minutes December 28, 2021 through January 25, 2022

Planning board minutes - Nov. 24, 2021

From the Health Officer: Selected Covid News as of Jan. 27, 2022

Broadband Committee report

Announcement of applications for the annual Dorothy Waugh Memorial Scholarship

Town Clerk hours and dog registration fees

Dr. Shaw Memorial Library News

Mill Stream Grange news

Fire Department News

Broadband informational meeting

Broadband Informational Meeting

February 15, 2022 - 7pm

 

The meeting will be held at the Community Center(Fire Station) on Kimball Pond Road at 7pm. 
Masks required. 

Alternatively you can attend via Zoom, provided your internet connection is sufficient. 
No masks required in that case. 

Here’s the Zoom link for the February 15, 2022 informational meeting:

Topic: Broadband Information Meeting
Time: Feb 15, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 867 5830 5152
Passcode: 432265
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Broadband mailing arriving soon to all Vienna residents

This note is being sent to all Vienna residents via regular mail. Enclosed will be a postage paid post card with a short survey. Please fill it out and return it. It will help us get a sense of your opinion on this important matter.

To all Vienna Residents,

For nearly three years a small committee of Vienna residents has been pursuing how we might secure broadband internet for Vienna.  They have kept the Selectboard informed as the effort develops.  The Selectboard supports the efforts of that committee and has authorized and approved this informational mailing.

We in Vienna have a problem …

Fast, reliable and affordable Internet access (broadband) has become increasingly essential and will only be more so in the future. This was true even before the COVID pandemic which only served to emphasize this. 

Broadband news

Reminder … sign up for the broadband mailing list  


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After 3 years of planning things are finally coming into focus in our effort to improve high-speed internet access here in Vienna.

The COVID pandemic has highlighted the critical need for high-speed, reliable internet access, something not available to Vienna residents. The Federal government has recognized this and has authorized upwards of 300 million dollars to help Maine remedy this. We will be applying for grants to fund a fiber to the home project here in Vienna  


We will be sending out updates on our progress so If you are not already on our mailing list please sign up here. And tell your friends about this as well  

 

Vienna Record: Dec-Jan 2021-2022

View the December/January 2021-2022 issue here

Selectmen's Minutes Oct. 5, 2021 through Nov. 23, 2021

Planning board minutes - Sept. 22, 2021 and Oct. 27, 2021

Mill Stream Grange news

From the Health Officer: Covid 19 Surge and Booster Updates plus Arsenic in the Water

Town Clerk hours and dog registration fees

Dr. Shaw Memorial Library News - Book sale, Tax Help, Online streaming service and more

Fire Department News

Broadband - Fiber to the home - Request for proposal

WKLCBA member towns reach milestone

Request for Proposal issued

On November 22, 2021, the WKLCBA member towns of Vienna, Readfield and Wayne took a giant step forward in bringing high-speed broadband internet access to its residents and western Kennebec County through the official issuance of an approved Request for Proposal (RFP) for Fiber Optic Construction Services & Network Operator Services.
 

The four town RFP can be found here

The associated strand map for Vienna can be downloaded here.

Other town strand maps: Wayne, Fayette, Readfield

The strand maps can be viewed using WKLCBA_RFP_FINAL.pdfGoogle Earth  

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