Fairpoint, Time Warner Expand Maine Broadband
Connectivity in Beleaguered State Gets Slightly Better
Both Fairpoint and Time Warner Cable say they're expanding broadband services in the state, which has struggled with connectivity even before Verizon decided to sell their infrastructure in the state. According to a Fairpoint press statement
, the company says they've spent around $450,000 to upgrade DSLAMS and other network gear in eleven central offices. The upgrades should allow users in those regions -- depending on their loop length -- to obtain speeds up to 14 Mbps downstream. Not to be outdone, Time Warner Cable tells the Bangor Daily News
that they're spending $5 million this year to add 150 miles to its 12,000-mile network in Maine, connecting roughly 3,000 more homes and businesses.