Maine Broadband Coalition (MBC) is a network of public policy professionals, educational institutions, businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals who care deeply about Maine’s economic future. An important purpose of the MBC is to assemble cogent, fact-based information to help public policy makers and Maine citizens make the best choices about building a robust and productive information technology infrastructure — decisions we are all facing right now. We welcome one and all to this effort.
Broadband has an Indispensable Role In Maine’s Future
The media has reported that Maine ranks 49th out of the 50 American states for the quality of it broadband services, thus putting the state at a serious economic disadvantage. This situation is addressed directly in “Maine broadband service ranks 49th out of 50 states,” an article published in the Portland Press Herald in early 2014. That is not good news. As policy leaders grapple with this reality and plan for the state’s economic future, Maine Broadband Coalition makes the following observations: