Recent Broadband Legislation - An Update for Maine Communities and Businesses

Wed., October 21, 2015,

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The Maine Public Advocate and a northern Maine service provider discuss the impact of recent legislation on the effort to bring high-quality broadband access to Maine communities and businesses.

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Speakers

Tim Schneider

Public Advocate for the State of Maine

Tim summarizes recent changes in state broadband policy resulting from the last legislative session, including development of a broadband strategic plan, support for community broadband planning, and elimination of the broadband sustainability fee. He will also describe opportunities for communities and businesses to engage on these issues over the next 6-8 months.

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Don Flewelling

Director of Government and Public Relations Pioneer Broadband

Don discusses the unique challenges in bringing broadband to rural areas such as northern Maine, and the role that service providers can play.

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