Maine lawmakers urge further broadband expansion

05/3/2010 | Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

Sen. Olympia Snowe and other Maine lawmakers said more funding needs to be dedicated to expanding broadband coverage, especially in rural areas where some small-business owners are losing contracts because they don't have access to fast Internet speeds. "I have heard from numerous small-business owners from across Maine who depend on a fast and reliable broadband connection as a matter of basic business survival, but who regrettably are struggling for increased access and speed because rural areas still lack adequate broadband service," Snowe said.

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