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August 24, 2016 — Free public wifi is now available in Mill Creek Park through a partnership between the city and Axiom Technologies of Machias.

Axiom installed wifi equipment in the park as a pilot project that will operate for at least a year, said Chris Dumais, South Portland’s information technology director.

Dumais said he believes providing free wifi in public places is an economic driver that will benefit residents and attract visitors. read >>

50 Mainers Charting the State's Future

July 2016 - Maine is full of natural resources and resourceful people. But without planning, resources can be depleted or left untapped, an opportunity to move the state forward wasted. The following pages are filled with Mainers improving upon strengths rather than focusing on weaknesses, building upon the state’s numerous assets and finding ways to leverage them to improve the lives of others. read >>


July 26, 2016 - For a small business owner trying to run her business in Northern Maine, the idea of paying $750 a month for internet access was simply outrageous. Welcome to Washington County, circa 1998. Corbett had ten employees working in both Jonesport and remotely with clients throughout New England. read >>

Microsoft Awards First Grants to Help Expand Global Internet Access

May 24, 2016 - All of the current grant recipients are for-profit enterprises. One of them, Axiom Technologies, is based in eastern Maine and will use the money to expand Internet access there. Another recipient, AirJaldi, already works with Facebook to deliver wireless Internet service in rural India.  read >>