Island Institute report cites need for broadband on year-round islands

Posted 2015-12-09

By Mainebiz

The Island Institute released a report Wednesday outlining the lack of broadband Internet access on Maine islands, options for solutions and the economic benefits of improved service.

The goal of the report from the Rockland nonprofit was to provide the island communities with information to help them make decisions about pursuing or funding any expansion of services.

The report said that many of the islands share the same goals of sustaining the year-round community by enabling telecommuting and attracting young families, and ensuring access to government services, telemedicine and other information.