21st Century Infrastructure
• Treat Broadband and cell service like A necessary utility, not a luxury commodity
• REinstate net neutrality
Broadband is our 21st century highway. In the early 1900's the government regulated the expansion of power and phone utility companies because it was so important to the economy. Today, broadband is treated like cable television access: as an optional service, allowing providers to charge high rates for limited access and causing rural areas to suffer disproportionately.
High speed broadband access in all of our communities is a necessity for the future of Maine's economic growth. It must be supported and protected by government so that we all have a chance to participate in the New Economy.