Gov. Mills Announces Approval Of High Speed Internet Projects
When it comes to internet ....faster is better. Unfortunately not all communities in the state have access to high speed internet.
Governor Mills indicated that a vote by the ConnectMaine Board has approved the funding of several projects that will increase high speed internet in many Maine communities according to a story by the Penbay Pilot.
Governor Mills said:
"High speed internet is as fundamental as electricity, heat, and water. It is a necessity, and we need to have it across our state. That is why my Administration has made expanding access to broadband a priority, securing the first state-level investment in more than a decade that we’re now turning into projects.”
The first grant approval will cover the costs of 20 projects in 11 Maine counties. CLICK HERE to see more information about the projects covered by this grant.
ConnectMaine hopes to have these projects in place within a years time.
The ConnectMaine Authority plans to further accept requests as well as applications to help supplement the increase in broadband across the State of Maine which is now focused mainly on communities to offer affordable high speed internet. Federal funding is also available and planned to be included with the bond funding.
Much of the funding will also expand the ConnectKidsNow initiative that the Mills administration put into place in 2020.
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