• Downeast Broadband Utility is a provider of open-access dark fiber infrastructure in Baileyville and Calais, Maine.

Baileyville Map Sample

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TIMELINE OF EVENTS

FEASIBILITY STUDY

Downeast Economic Development commissions a feasibility study
July, 2016

STUDY COMPLETE

Study completed and DED board of directors votes to proceed
October, 2016

COMMUNITY INTEREST

DEDC conducts research and gauges community interest
October, 2016 – April, 2017

DESIGNER HIRED

DED hires Pioneer Broadband to design a fiber optic network for Baileyville & Calais
June, 2017

BAILEYVILLE APPROVAL

Baileyville residents approve the project and authorize the borrowing of funds
August, 2017

DBU FORMED

Calais and Baileyville sign an inter-local agreement forming Downeast Broadband Utility
September, 2017

CALAIS APPROVAL

Calais City Council votes to build the network and authorizes the borrowing of funds
October, 2017

DBU BOARD

DBU adopts by-laws, elects a board of directors and applies for licensing agreements
November, 2017