Fiber Optic Broadband

Downeast Broadband Utility is the first and only municipal internet broadband utility in the state of Maine. It is owned by Calais, Baileyville and Alexander. We do not offer internet service. We have built the internet infrastructure allowing multiple internet service providers to offer internet, television, and telephone services to the residents of Calais, Baileyville and Alexander. If you aren’t currently one of your fortunate neighbors who is enjoying blazingly fast fiber Internet on this town owned fiber network the time to join is now.

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State of the Art Broadband

Fiber optic internet access is about more than just faster internet. It paves the way for opportunity within rural communities. The benefits of fiber optic broadband are endless. For starters, it is equipped to handle more data and at a faster rate than DSL or cable internet. In fact, its limits have yet to be fully tested.

In a world where the amount of information being downloaded on a daily basis is growing rapidly, fiber brings a reliable, secure and state of the art broadband service to communities that strive to stay economically competitive. Both residents and businesses can benefit from being connected to high speed internet.

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Over 95% of Calais and Baileyville is currently serviceable for fiber internet! Head to to set up an installation for internet, tv and phone

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Downeast Broadband Utility Dan Sullivan | President | Bill Barnett | Network Operator | Jim Porter | Board Member | Laurel Perkins

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“Reliable rural broadband access is essential to strengthen and diversify Maine’s economy. As we have seen today, rural broadband can help entrepreneurs grow their business, enable farmers to practice precision agriculture and access new markets, and help students learn in an expanding digital world. By building these bridges between Maine’s rural communities and a 21st century economy, we can help Maine businesses and people grow and thrive.”
– Senator Angus King

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