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Baileyville and Calais to establish state’s first internet utility

As part of Calais and Baileyville’s effort to attract residents and businesses, the two municipalities have agreed to form the state’s first interlocal fiber optic internet utility.

King outlines road map for closing Maine's rural digital divide

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U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, took Tuesday's launch of Ellsworth's Open Access Fiber Optic Network as an opportunity to highlight a policy road map with several proposals for closing rural Maine's...

Strong joins Franklin County high-speed internet initiative

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Selectmen in the town of Strong agreed to help finance the Franklin County Broadband Initiative study, which in May received a grant for $43,000 from the state to pay for a six-month review of...

FairPoint seeks to end regulated service in five more communities

FairPoint Communications is moving forward on ending regulated landline service for new customers in five more communities.

Belfast receives grant to evaluate and plan for broadband internet

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ConnectME Authority has selected the city of Belfast to receive a $15,000 Community Broadband Planning Grant for the purpose of creating a community technology plan.

OTT’s project boosts rural Penobscot County town’s broadband

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Maine-based OTT Communications, a division of Otelco Inc., won a ConnectME Authority matching grant that will allow the company to provide high-speed fiber optic broadband service to unserved...

Microsoft pilots internet access project in rural Maine

Rural Maine will benefit from the Microsoft Corp.’s pilot project, in partnership with Axiom Technologies in Machias, to tap into unused television frequencies, or TV white space, to beam...

Q. and A. with Sen. Angus King: Maine needs to harness its 'workforce and people'

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U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, says the state's economy is generally good but uneven. Opportunities to bolster the economy, he says, include expanding broadband in rural areas and finding new uses...

Illinois company closes $1.3B FairPoint acquisition

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Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. completed its acquisition of FairPoint Communications Inc. on Monday.

FairPoint reaches settlement over performance shortfalls

The Maine Public Utilities Commission and FairPoint Communications reached a $175,000 settlement over the company’s failure to meet performance benchmarks from 2014 to 2016

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