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Bangor panel to hear about citywide fiber-optic Intenet

wbroadband-copy-146x300 From the BDN article: Bangor panel to hear pitch for citywide fiber-optic Intenet

By Evan Belanger
Increased access to high-speed, fiber-optic Internet could be in Bangor’s future, helping to bolster municipal revenue and make local businesses more competitive, according to city councilor Joe Baldacci.

Baldacci said the city council’s Business and Economic Development Committee will hear a presentation from Jeff Letourneau, executive director of Networkmaine, during Tuesday’s 5:15 p.m. meeting at City Hall. Networkmaine is a unit of the University of Maine System that provides high-speed Internet to the state’s research and education community.

The idea behind the presentation, Baldacci said, is to convince the committee to form an e-commerce task force that will develop a master plan for bringing fiber to the entire city.

“It’s really become an economic competitiveness issue, because other towns are doing it and other places are doing it,” he said. Continue reading →