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Posted on March 25, 2011 by Trevor Jones

GWI home phone users with Calling Package have an online tool for managing phone calls and voice messages called MyPhone. It recently came to our attention that many Calling Package customers weren’t aware of this feature, so we thought we’d take a minute to tell you about it. MyPhone is a portal on the GWI web site that helps you get more out of your home phone service in a variety of ways, including: Listen, …
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Posted on March 18, 2011 by Colin Haley

  On Monday, March 21st, GWI’s Fletcher Kittredge will be a guest speaker at the Comptel Plus spring convention in Las Vegas.  The conference is a semi-annual networking event for communications companies and their supplier partners from all across America.  Fletcher’s speech, which will be during the 1:30-2:15 pm time block for BTOP grant awardees, will cover the history behind the Three Ring Binder network, its status, and the challenges that the project currently faces.  …
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Posted on March 11, 2011 by Trevor Jones

In a recent article in MaineBiz we learned of the new supercomputer that the University of Maine is developing under the guidance of Bruce Segee and Jeff Letourneau.  The device is intended to be resource for Maine’s business community, allowing businesses shared access to a computing resource in which they can purchase dedicated “nodes” on the system for their routine work, and access the larger cluster for more complex calculations.   As referenced in the article, …
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Posted on March 4, 2011 by Colin Haley

Maine companies are finding many innovative ways to use Broadband expansion projects like the Three Ring Binder to improve our lives.  One exceptional case in point is a public safety initiative currently being developed by Axiom Technologies in conjunction with numerous other businesses, including Washington County Emergency Management Agency.  The initiative proposes to use broadband technology to reduce the negative impact that distance from major healthcare centers has on survival rates for traumatic injury. This …
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Posted on February 24, 2011 by Trevor Jones

In this digital age, broadband access is critical to the economic prospects of Maine’s communities and businesses.  While the US has fallen to 22nd place in global broadband penetration, Maine is now poised to make a huge leap ahead of other states with the construction of the Three Ring Binder, an 1,100 mile middle-mile fiber optic network that will connect more than 100 Maine communities to the World Wide Web with low cost bandwidth. Maine’s …
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Posted on February 24, 2011 by Trevor Jones

With the construction of the Three Ring Binder in Maine, we have an opportunity to connect a variety of non-profit organizations to this exceptional broadband network, providing high speed internet access, phone services, and wide area network connections that are faster, better, and more reliable than traditional connections. A portion of the funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“ARRA”) provides for the construction of laterals to connect Community Anchor Institutions (“CAI”), which …
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Posted on February 23, 2011 by Brad Dormanen

You may have heard a thing or two about internet television. Internet TV uses your broadband connection to deliver movies or TV shows to your computer or TV. This method of enjoying programming is slowly working to overpower the cable and satellite providers and becoming more popular every day. I believe that this popularity can be credited to the choices that the internet is bringing to the average consumer. We are quickly approaching the day …
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Posted on February 22, 2011 by Fletcher Kittredge

The Internet has become a vital conduit for commerce, the private and the public sphere.  However, the Internet is a technology suite in transition.  Many of the technological systems we use today, computers and networks, were not designed with the sort of security and reliability we need today.  At development, the design goals were “make it easy” and “get it out the door”.  As this article from the New York Times outlines, there are a new …
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Posted on February 20, 2011 by Fletcher Kittredge

View the MaineBiz Sunday Story from February 20, 2011. Fletcher Kittredge, Josh Broder, and Phil Lindley discuss the status of Broadband Expansion in Maine and what it means to Maine’s economic competitiveness.
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Posted on February 4, 2011 by Fletcher Kittredge

Metcalfe’s Law states that the value of a network increased geometrically with each user that is added. Increasing the value of the Internet in Maine starts with including rural users who will use Broadband to lower public costs and grow our economy in four ways.
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Posted on January 28, 2011 by Trevor Jones

In this digital age, broadband access is critical to the economic prospects of Maine’s communities and businesses.  While the US has fallen to 22nd place in global broadband penetration, Maine is now poised to make a huge leap ahead of other states with the construction of the Three Ring Binder, an 1,100 mile middle-mile fiber optic network that will connect more than 100 Maine communities to the World Wide Web with low cost bandwidth. Maine’s …
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Posted on January 27, 2011 by Trevor Jones

VoIP technology offers a wide range of phone system choices. How do you choose? Is this the right time? Here are some questions to ask before shopping for a new PBX.
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Posted on December 14, 2010 by Colin Haley

For the third time (2003, 2004), GWI was honored as one of America’s fastest growing private companies by INC. magazine.  The INC. 5000 list takes into consideration the percentage revenue growth in companies with revenues surpassing $2 million annually.  We at GWI are honored to make the list again and appreciate Governor Baldacci’s praise and recognition for our achievements.

Posted on December 10, 2010 by Colin Haley

On December 1st, 2010, the New York Times ran an article on the benefits of using virtual meetings.  The piece focuses on the expansion and popularity of virtual events.  The technology, which has been developing rapidly in the past few years, is expected to become a major trend.  According to the article, “The virtual events market doubled from 2008 to 2009. . .and is predicted to grow to $18.6 billion annually in five years.”  Companies such as …
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Posted on October 19, 2010 by Colin Haley

On October 8th, 2010, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine Fiber Company marked the completion of the first segment of a new high-speed fiber network known as the Three Ring Binder.  The 3RB is an 1,1000 mile fiber network that is being built in the most rural areas of the state to provide Internet access in regions where no such Internet capability existed.  Maine Fiber Company, the recipient of a $25.4 million stimulus grant, …
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Posted on September 20, 2010 by Fletcher Kittredge

My name is Fletcher Kittredge and I am the CEO and founder of GWI in Biddeford, Maine.  I grew up in Arundel, Maine.  In the Seventies, Arundel was a mostly farming community just south and west of Biddeford, the big town in northern York County.  I went up to Waterville to go to Colby College where I majored in English.  I graduated in 1984 and in the same year, went down to Cambridge, Massachusetts and …
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