Title

"Focus on the Bangor Region" piece on Jeff Wheeler, the micro-computer specialis

Authors

Kerry Elson

Source

Mainebiz

Date

10-1-2007

Pages

21-23

Abstract

"Focus on the Bangor Region" piece on Jeff Wheeler, the micro-computer specialist with the Hermon School Department. Wheeler created a department-wide computer network called HermonNet 12 years ago, offering dial-up Internet service to the entire town. Now Wheeler plans to offer tax-supported wireless Internet access to the town through the school. The school-based model makes the school a community center and allows students to become tech-savvy. Wheeler connects recycled, gutted computers to powerful servers at the school to save money on replacing computers. Town Manager Clint Deschene thinks the town's early investment in wireless service prompted Verizon to extend wireless service to Hermon, a lesson he'd like to impart to other small towns.

Subjects

Bangor, Internet (Computer network), Internet service providers

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