Tech Help, Public Computer Access, Wi-Fi Locations & More

Technical Help: Assistance with Devices & Internet Safety

Need help setting up a phone, tablet, computer or Internet device? Or want to learn how to keep your information safe when browsing the Internet? Contact CCFC’s Digital Navigator, Ashley Lawrence, by sending her an email [email protected] or calling 207-240-7843.

There are also free online resources and classes to help guide you, from Email and Social Media Business basics to WordPress and other applications and programs. Visit The National Digital Equity Center to see some of the offerings. For anyone in Oxford County, there are specific in-person classes scheduled here.

Fraud & Scam Screening

The AARP Fraud Watch Network has a Scam-Tracking Map available to check on and to report scams and fraud.

Need free public Computer, Internet or WiFi Access?

If you are in Oxford County and need access to internet or computers, this spreadsheet can guide you to resources.

Low-Cost Computers

GiveIT.GetIT has low-cost laptops and other devices for those who qualify. Click here to apply. CCFC also has a limited supply of tablets and laptops that can be provided to those who cannot afford one and who qualify for the program.

Lifeline: Discounted Internet, Phone

Though the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is no longer available, those seeking cost savings on Internet access and/or phone bills can apply for Lifeline, which could save you up to $120 a year. You may qualify if you participate in SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit, and/or have an income at 135% of the federal poverty level. For help signing up for Lifeline, call Julie at 207-743-1520 extension 2094. 

Assistive Technology

For anyone seeking devices or support technology to enable independent living for those with a disability, Maine CITE has resources available. The Iris Network has resources available for those with vision impairment or blindness.

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“Great group of people that are there to help your small business with many needs. After the process of purchasing our new property for our store they continue to be there for resources and referrals to other companies that may help you with needs. Any questions you may have in running your business they are a great place to start!”

- Pat Pain

“The pandemic posed an existential threat to Tilbury House Publishers. Stores, libraries, schools—all the places that distribute children’s books—shut down in April 2020, and the bottom dropped out of our sales. We obtained a Paycheck Protection loan but knew it wasn’t enough. Then we learned of SBA-backed Covid relief loans available through CCFC, and we applied. CCFC helped us through the process, and the $50,000 loan not only helped us pay our bills but gave us optimism to keep going. We survived, and 2021 is shaping up to be our best year ever. I’m a big believer in CCFC’s mission.”

- Jonathan Eaton Co-Publisher, Tilbury House Publishers

“We started our small business journey planning three years ago,during that process and still today, CCFC has been there every step of the way to offer us their guidance, advice, assistance, and support.”

- Tim and Bobbi Nugent, owners of Little Brick Pub in Mechanic Falls

“Our experience with Community Concepts Finance Corporation has been remarkable! When we first met, our business was growing fast, and we wanted to connect with an organization who understood business and finance. Their support has been tremendous. In the year and a half since we started working with Community Concepts, we have grown out of 2 rental spaces and are on track to buy our own space. Community Concepts Finance Corp has a terrific team of personable, knowledgeable people who genuinely want to help businesses thrive.”

- Ethan & Teresa Houle, Owners of 207 Small Engine Repair in Arundel

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