Broadband Development

Broadband capacity is now a critical component to economic development and is emerging as a strength within the region. This technology holds the promise of eliminating geography as a concern with respect to our economic growth. Further, the industry mix here – research labs, factories, educational institutions and biomedical firms – is such that strong broadband connections are a necessity for the Bangor Region to be successful. To that end, the Chamber supports:

  • Efforts to leverage our assets to bring “data centers” to our region.
  • Economic development strategies that target companies with a high demand for bandwidth.
  • Public policies and investments that will allow for greater penetration of high-speed broadband in our market, especially ultra-high-speed connections used by technology companies.