STATEWIDE – State lawmakers are continuing to push for funding to increase broadband in some of the most remote parts of the state.
U.S. Sen. Angus King sat down with the head of a major internet service provider in Maine to talk broadband funding for rural areas. The independent senator said it was one of his top priorities.
“It’s crucial, both for business, for economic development, but also for just having people live and stay and want to reside in areas. Nobody’s gonna live where they are told they can never get broadband,” King said.
King said the Federal Communications Commission directs around $6 billion to rural broadband.
He said he is hopeful Maine will be getting a share of that funding.