Important Press Conference, April 21, 2015

Mason/Gideon press conference features fast growing alliance

Maine Broadband Coalition supporting LD 1063

(Augusta, Maine) A collection of Maine businesses, municipalities and non-profit organizations has grown from about a dozen members to almost 80 in the two weeks since its formation.

And the Maine Broadband Coalition (MBC) will turn out tomorrow at an 11:15 a.m. press conference to support L.D. 1063, broadband legislation introduced by Maine state representative Sara Gideon and state senator Garrett Mason.

WHAT:  Press conference in support of LD 1063 ahead of its public hearing before the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee:

WHEN:  11:15 a.m., Tuesday, April 21.

WHERE: Atrium of the Maine State Cultural Building (Maine State Museum, Maine State Library, Maine State Archives), 230 State Street, Augusta.

WHO:

Maine Broadband Coalition (MBC) announced its formation on April 6. The coalition is an informal federation of public policy professionals, educational institutions, businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals who care deeply about Maine’s economic future. For more information visit www.MaineBroadbandCoalition.org.

LINKS:

New York Times editorial, “Look to the States on Broadband,” http://nyti.ms/1OzcdC6

Broadband Communities Magazine, “Bad Broadband Equals Low Population Growth,” http://bit.ly/1GbqWRJ

Bangor Daily News, “Rockport, Rockland join forces for broadband expansion,” http://bit.ly/1blKyIL

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