AUGUSTA – Today, there are still many places in the state lacking internet service.
Now there’s an effort in Augusta to bring broadband service to communities statewide.
Some lawmakers say expanding service is critical to the state’s economic growth.
Senator Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester said “And also retaining and recruiting young people to be able to stay in Maine, and live and work in our state. It’s about bringing Maine up to speed with the rest of the country.”
This year, the legislature will deal with two bills addressing broadband. One seeks money to push the capability in rural regions.
A specific date has not been scheduled for those hearings.