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10/11/2019 - City of Bangor to Host Broadband Summit on October 24

For Immediate Release

October 11, 2019

 

Contact:          Melissa Fongemie, Development Assistant

                        (207) 992-4280

                        melissa.fongemie@bangormaine.gov   

  

 

 

City of Bangor to Host Broadband Summit on October 24

 

BANGOR, MAINE – The City of Bangor will host a Broadband Summit on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm in Council Chambers at Bangor City Hall. This event is open to any interested residents, business or community leaders, or stakeholders who are interested in the City’s efforts to move toward ubiquitous, reliable, and affordable high speed internet access.

 

Since Bangor City Council declared broadband to be essential infrastructure in 2018, City staff have been researching models and best practices, as well as developing a strategic planning process that will lead to a request for proposals. Mission Broadband has been retained to assist in the strategic planning process.

 

The public’s input is needed to inform the City’s strategic plan. Anyone who wishes to participate should RSVP Mel Fongemie at melissa.fongemie@bangormaine.gov so that organizers have an accurate head count. Lunch will be provided, and attendees are encouraged to arrive 15-30 minutes ahead of time to enjoy a quick lunch prior the discussion kicking off promptly at 12:00pm.

 

Interested parties who cannot attend in person can watch the session online at https://townhallstreams.com/towns/bangor_me, and the meeting video will be available to view after the session at https://bangormaine.viebit.com/.

 

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The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see www.bangormaine.gov.