Maine Broadband Coalition Conference Highlights Downeast Broadband Initiatives

Are you curious about what we’ve been up to here at Downeast Broadband Utility? At the end of last month we headed to the Maine Broadband Coalition Conference at Thomas College in Waterville.

Julie had the opportunity to join representatives from various communities that all had one goal in common: to improve internet speed and foster economic growth and vitality in rural areas. She explained the ways in which this was made possible, and how we strive to bring faster fiber optic internet to residents and businesses in both Calais and Baileyville, Maine.

The concept of allowing the fiber to be open access, gives other internet providers the opportunity to lease it from the utility, in order to offer faster service to customers. This revenue will then in turn help to further fund the construction costs of the project.

To learn more about the other topics discussed by broadband advocates, read the full article by the Island Institute here. We’re excited to keep spreading the word about Downeast Broadband Utility, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted about exciting updates!