Peninsula Broadband

calendar icon October 28, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The library will host Butler Smythe, of Peninsula Utility for Broadband, for an online presentation about the state of internet access in our community. Butler will share a brief summary of the Peninsula Utility for Broadband (PUB) group and its mission statement, some basic information and acronyms related to broadband internet, a summary of local efforts, and next steps in securing stronger internet for the peninsula, including the recent vote for $15 million in state bond funds, USDA Rural Utilities Services (RUS), USDA Reconnect #2, and more. There will be ample time for questions from anyone curious to learn more about broadband efforts in our area and statewide.

The Peninsula Utility for Broadband advocates for fast, flexible, affordable and reliable internet to support businesses and schools, advance the quality of healthcare, connect homes and facilitate long term education and socialization of our rural communities. PUB is a coalition of eight town working groups (Penobscot, Blue Hill, Brooklin, Stonington, Deer Isle, Sedgwick, Brooksville and Castine) that seek to enhance the quality of life and develop opportunities in education, health care and job creation through significantly improved Internet – built to address today and more specifically – the future.

This event is sponsored by the library. It is free and open to all, but advance registration is required to receive the link to join via Zoom. Register by calling the library at 374-5515 or using the online calendar at www.bhpl.net.

Location: Online
Event Type: Lecture/Presentation
Registration: Yes
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