May 8, 2023
Media Advisory: Celebrate a Major Broadband Expansion Project with Pizza on the Peninsula!
BROOKSVILLE, Maine – Have a slice of pizza and celebrate the final connections being made in a major broadband expansion project on the Blue Hill Peninsula.
This Shine the Light + Share the Love event is being held in conjunction with the Maine Connectivity Authority, community leaders from Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Deer Isle, Penobscot, Sedgwick and Stonington, and Consolidated Communications.
“We want to celebrate this major accomplishment that will help to make high-speed, reliable and affordable internet available to thousands more people,” said Andrew Butcher, president of the Maine Connectivity Authority. “We’re proud of the strong regional cooperation and community support for this project and are excited to see thousands of people and businesses get better connections.”
The project was funded by a $9.8 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Broadband Infrastructure Program and will connect more than 4,500 locations to high-quality broadband internet.
Who: Community members from Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Deer Isle, Penobscot, Sedgwick and Stonington; the Maine Connectivity Authority; Consolidated Communications; and the Island Institute
What: Pizza from Tinder Hearth
Where: Brooksville Community Center, 1 Black Bear Road, Brooksville
When: Tuesday, May 9, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Why: To celebrate the completion of a $9.8 million broadband infrastructure project
For more information, to RSVP and to get some great pizza, go to: https://www.maineconnectivity.org/shine-share-event-rsvp-blue-hill
The Maine Connectivity Authority was created in 2021 to expand access to fast, reliable and affordable internet to the people and places who need it and to break down the barriers that keep Mainers from taking full advantage of those connections.