Searsport wants to bring high-speed internet to every house in town – Bangor Daily News

SEARSPORT, Maine — Searsport officials are working toward creating and running a town-owned, high-speed, fiber-optic utility that would provide internet access to every home in the community.

The coronavirus pandemic has served as an impetus to the drive to provide broadband access, according to George Kerper, the chair of the town’s broadband committee. When students had to attend school remotely and many residents were told to work from home, it highlighted the town’s sometimes-spotty, slow or, in some places, non-existent internet service.

And in a time when having good internet access seems as important as other utilities, the status quo just wasn’t enough anymore.



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