Thursday, October 15, 2009

Maine Broadband Stimulus: Gov. Baldacci Announces Funding Recommendations

Office of Gov. Baldacci via 10/15/09 AUGUSTA, ME - Maine Governor John E. Baldacci (D-ME) yesterday submitted final comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration concerning proposals for broadband expansion in Maine.

The comments are the final step in a State process to recommend projects for funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration will review the recommendations over the coming months and make the decision on funding through the Recovery Act. In total, the Governor supported $42.7 million in proposed projects recommended by the Broadband Strategy Council and the ConnectME Authority.

“As we work to grow Maine’s economy and provide opportunities to our people, improved broadband access is critical,” Governor Baldacci said. “Our greatest assets in Maine are our people. They are successful on the world stage every day. With expanded broadband access and public support to increase private investment, we can unlock new potential for our families and businesses alike.”'s State - NTIA Resources:
1. The Maine filing (7 pages) issued to NTIA may be read and downloaded here (free registration), via our corporate site.

2. Read all of our state filing stories here: Round I Recommendations to NTIA.

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