Monday, July 18, 2022
“In today’s world, access to affordable, high-speed internet is as fundamental as electricity, heat, and water. If we want a strong economy and thriving state, we’ve simply got to have it.”—Governor Janet Mills
Since 2005, Maine has recognized the importance of adequate internet service to everyday life and commerce, in both urban and rural areas of the state. On July 14, the U.S. Department of Treasury approved the state’s plan to connect 22,500 homes and businesses through Maine Infrastructure Ready.
The Digital Divide in Maine
As of 2021, 93 percent of locations in