According to the Maine Public Utilities Commission, 36 percent of Maine's munici
According to the Maine Public Utilities Commission, 36 percent of Maine's municipalities lack high-speed broadband Internet access, hampering efforts to attract business. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Service is available through much of rural Maine only through Verizon phone lines. Big Pipe, an initiative started by a group of Jackson Laboratory employees in Bar Harbor, is working to increase Maine's broadband access. J. Dwight of Wilton formed the Rural Broadband initiative in Franklin County; Mike Bush of the Eastern Maine Development Corporation is working on the issue in Hancock County; and Judy East, planner for Washington County's Council of Governments, is doing the same in Washington County. Richard Avery, town manager of Stonington, lobbied Verizon for two years to activate its DSL lines in his town and expects the new service to bring more jobs to town.
Internet (Computer network), Telecommunications
Donnelly, Sara, "According to the Maine Public Utilities Commission, 36 percent of Maine's munici" (2004). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 2803.