All Things Maine
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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Getting Maine Connected

An article in Monday's New York Times discusses the lack of high-speed Internet service in rural Maine, and the Governor's proposed remedy.
Gov. John E. Baldacci is leading an initiative to bring wireless Internet service to 90 percent of Maine communities that meet a population threshold (five people per square mile) by 2010. Mr. Baldacci, who announced the initiative, Connect Maine, last January, is also pledging universal cellphone coverage by 2008.

"The thing about technology is that you can never rest on your laurels," said Kurt Adams, counsel to Mr. Baldacci. "With how quickly technology is developing, Governor Baldacci believes we have to keep up with the pace in order to keep an advantage." [Link]
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