Title

The Maine Public Utilities Commission last year ordered Nynex to spend $20 milli

Authors

Laura Conaway

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

7-11-1996

Pages

1, 8-11

Abstract

The Maine Public Utilities Commission last year ordered Nynex to spend $20 million over five years connecting the state's public schools and libraries to the Internet, and Nynex proposed and received approval for a network using Frame Relay Service. Nynex won the right to build an Asynchronous Transfer Mode system for interactive video, and Maine voters last November approved a $15 million bond so high schools can purchase cameras and monitors for use with the system. Some critics maintain that schools and libraries will have two separate systems, one blessed with equipment but expensive to use, the other free but lacking necessary computers. Time Warner Cable is connecting Portland-area schools to the Internet for no monthly fee, partly with the hope of hooking kids on TWC's speedy Internet access. Details.

Subjects

Internet (Computer network), NYNEX Corp

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