Western Maine Economic Development Council Says Many Residents of Oxford County Lack High Speed Internet, Some Teeth

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western maine economic development councilCOUNTY —  Weak Internet and cell service has been identified in parts of Roxbury, Byron, Hartford, Lovell, and areas down Route 26 in Oxford, according to preliminary results of efforts to map the region’s access to such services. The Western Maine Economic Development Council (WMEDC) is currently seeking representatives for each town in Oxford County to identify the county’s weak spots in Internet service, and brainstorm ways to address those areas, said WMEDC Director Linda Walbridge. According to Walbridge, poor Internet access makes it difficult for businesses to compete and slows economic development. “You can’t start a business and be able to compete if you don’t have Internet access,” said Walbridge. “Internet access, cell access … are basically key to allowing Oxford County to grow.” (read more at the Advertiser Democrat)

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