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Press coverage from the Town Line
This week’s edition of the Town Line includes a deep dive into the China Broadband Committee’s high speed internet initiative by journalist Eric Austin and a letter to the editor from Joann C. Austin.
What about Starlink?
On April 5th, there was a Spectrum outage. It started at 6pm, lasted until 8, and took out service to most of Maine: https://www.pressherald.com/2021/04/05/spectrum-restores-internet-service-after-outage-affects-thousands-across-maine-and-new-hampshire/ During the outage, I remember being worried about what I would have done if this had happened during the day when I had work and my kids were doing remote schoolContinue reading “What about Starlink?”
Voting has begun!
As of Monday, absentee ballots have been going out. Mine arrived today and I’m excited to fill it out. You still have time to request yours and get it before election day. Just go to the following link:https://apps.web.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.plJust make sure you request it no later than Oct 18th this year. If you plan to mailContinue reading “Voting has begun!”
We at the committee have been working hard to make an informational flyer to send out to everyone in town. Good news! The select board approved our latest version of the flyer and it should be going to printing tomorrow and getting to mailboxes in the next few days. If you’d like to see aContinue reading “Flyer”
China Library Presentation
Today’s presentation hosted by the Albert Church Brown Memorial Library will be held online only today, Sunday, Sept 26th at 2pm. Send an email to ChinaLibraryACB@gmail.com to receive the ZOOM link. No one will be at the Library today.
China Community Days
Come out and see us at China Community Days! Our booth is up and next to the Cub Scout Pack 479. We will be here until 3 today to chat about broadband, answer questions and generally have a good time. We also have a new awesome FAQ sheet you can download here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zE5ykl1Vs5D61n_UiS5aAUZVKzGyzMpp/view?usp=sharing
Committee Meeting 2021-07-22
Agenda We have a short amount of time to get the warrant article ready Axiom/Hawkeye work won’t likely be finished in time for the article Axiom is hoping they will be ready Is there an option for a longer bond period to make the earlier years easier. long discussion about financing (see recording) discussed remoteContinue reading “Committee Meeting 2021-07-22”
New Social Media Presence
We have created new social media accounts and pages. Check us out on Twitter and Facebook!
Committee Meeting 7/15
Regional cooperation is difficult and is likely to slow the project down. We are a fairly unique situation for the state as we are looking to install fiber optics while already having a cable provider in town. Maine Community Foundation has grants available https://www.mainecf.org/apply-for-a-grant/available-grants-deadlines/community-broadband-grant-program/ Funding for the engineering survey is in limbo because it needsContinue reading “Committee Meeting 7/15”