Title

"Focus on Technology" piece on Governor John Baldacci's Connect Maine initiative

Authors

Vanessa Cirulli

Source

Mainebiz

Date

3-7-2005

Pages

24-25, 27

Abstract

"Focus on Technology" piece on Governor John Baldacci's Connect Maine initiative, which aims to provide 90 percent of Maine communities with broadband high-speed Internet access by 2010. Connect Maine's other goal is that 100 percent of Maine communities have quality wireless cell phone service by 2008. Expanding broadband to rural areas is not cost effective for the major Maine providers, Adelphia, Verizon and Time Warner. Fletcher Kittredge, founder and CEO of Great Works Internet (GWI) in Biddeford, sees opportunity in the rural markets. Half of GWI's business is in rural areas. With comments by Chris Burke, director of the Maine Internet Service Provider Association, and Tim McAfee, general manager and network engineer of Houlton-based Pioneer Wireless.

Subjects

Connect Maine (Initiative), Internet (Computer network), Internet service providers

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