News of our project is spreading, and here at Downeast Broadband we’re excited to have some great opportunities to share what we’re doing to help the Baileyville and Calais, Maine communities! Earlier this month our DBU director, Julie Jordan, got to talk in depth about our initiative for accessible high-speed broadband internet on the Community Broadband Networks Podcast.
The main area of focus was discussing the benefits of establishing fiber optic broadband connectivity within rural communities. At the core of any flourishing community, is its ability to attract new businesses and keep them there. Due to a weak internet infrastructure, this has been a hardship for Baileyville and Calais. With a publicly owned network, we’d be able to boost the economy in these areas and bring new opportunities to residents.
On the podcast we also discuss the difficulties of taking on a project of this caliber, and how we plan to tackle potential issues. Thanks to our partnership with municipal government leaders and administrators, we are confident that we will successfully overcome any roadblocks that pop up as we proceed with the project.
To hear the whole interview, listen to the Community Broadband Podcast here.