For Maine Islands, Internet Means Opportunity

National Public Radio
Posted 2017-07-30

Weekend Edition Sunday / National Public Radio

If you’ve ever dreamed of moving to an idyllic vacation spot, Maine’s coastal islands offer a cautionary tale.

Jobs are limited to lobstering, boatbuilding and caretaking of summer residences. And lousy Internet service makes telecommuting difficult to impossible. But now some Maine lobstermen and would-be telecommuters are banding together to pay for costly infrastructure they hope will help preserve a threatened way of life.

From Maine Public Radio, Fred Bever reports.

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