Posted on August 18, 2016 by Remi Caron

August 18, 2016 – Rockland, Maine. Redzone Wireless, LLC, a leading local Maine wireless Internet service provider (WISP), has completed a transaction to acquire and operate GWI’s (Biddeford Internet Corporation) wireless Internet network assets which serve residential and commercial customers primarily in Maine’s Midcoast region and numerous Penobscot Bay coastal and island communities. Through the acquisition, Redzone will immediately provide service to hundreds of new wireless Internet subscribers in underserved communities including Union, Jefferson, Georgetown, …
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Posted on August 4, 2015 by Trevor Jones

Robust upgrades negate need for expensive call center relationships or high capital outlays. (Biddeford, Maine) GWI, a Maine-owned provider of Internet and phone services, has introduced two new business phone solutions to help small and mid-sized companies employ sophisticated call management technology that previously required contractual relationships with large calling centers or large capital expenditures. “Companies that want to dramatically amplify their ability to communicate with customers will really appreciate this news,” said Tom Kinney, …
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Posted on May 30, 2015 by Trevor Jones

Remote Maine island takes bold step to long-term sustainability (Islesboro, Maine) By one of the most traditional and simplest democratic mechanisms ever devised — a show of hands — voters in this tiny island town approved an initial investment in an ultra-modern Internet infrastructure at their annual town meeting this morning. Islesboro’s year-round residents gave town leaders the green light to begin the process of making available a “FTTH” solution available to residents, or “Fiber …
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Posted on May 26, 2015 by Trevor Jones

(South Portland, Maine) – The City of South Portland announced this morning that it is ready for Internet services provider GWI to hand over access to a fiber-optic, gigabit-per-second Internet network that can serve both business and residential customers within the City. “I’ve notified our previous fiber optic provider that we’re ready to switch over the City’s connections, and I expect that process will be finished within a couple of weeks,” said Chris Dumais, South Portland’s …
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Posted on March 20, 2015 by Trevor Jones

(Biddeford, Maine) GWI, a Maine-owned Internet services provider, has hired Tom Kinney as Chief Revenue Officer. Kinney has previously been a Division President for Time Warner Cable in both Austin, Texas and Portland, Maine, and altogether spent more than 20 years in the telecommunications industry. Kinney’s move to GWI comes at a time when Maine political leaders are wrestling with strategic decisions about whether and how to support the deployment gigabit-per-second fiber Internet networks in …
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Posted on January 26, 2015 by Trevor Jones

(Biddeford, Maine) GWI has released “Roadmap to Building a Community Gigabit Network: A step-by-step guide for Maine municipalities.” The move comes in the wake of increased national attention on the necessity of building high-speed Internet infrastructure, an issue that President Barrack Obama highlighted in his State of the Union address to the nation last week. The guide is available for download at this link: www.gwi.net/communitygigabit “After South Portland and Rockport announced last year that they …
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Posted on September 22, 2014 by Trevor Jones

(South Portland, Maine) This morning the City of South Portland announced an innovative public/private partnership to deploy a fiber-optic, “gigabit-per-second” Internet network that will serve both business and residential customers within the City. Partnering with Internet provider GWI (www.gwi.net), the winning bidder in response to a Request For Proposal (RFP) that the city issued, the City will initiate a three-phase project that will bring approximately four miles of optical fiber, and ultra high-speed Internet service, …
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Posted on September 3, 2014 by Trevor Jones

BIDDEFORD, MAINE – Maine is receiving national attention it doesn’t necessarily want: a terrible review of the poor quality of Internet speeds available in the state, and as a result, serious questions about the state’s economic future. Bloomberg Television published a report today (http://bloom.bg/1qb8Rx7) entitled, “Maine’s Big Problem: Why Is Internet Service So Bad?” To tee up the story on its web site, Bloomberg TV wrote, “If being online is the future of business, what …
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Posted on August 11, 2014 by Trevor Jones

The Town of Rockport, Maine Media Workshops + College, Network Maine (part of the UMaine System), and internet service provider GWI worked together to bring ultra-fast fiber optic internet infrastructure to the Rockport village area. The “High Tech Harbor” project, now in its final phases, delivers internet up to 100 times faster than a regular broadband connection to homes and businesses nearby. “It is widely recognized that Maine’s economic future is bound up with our …
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Posted on August 8, 2014 by Trevor Jones

ROCKPORT, ME – U.S. Senator Angus King of Maine, the Town of Rockport, Maine Media Workshops + College, GWI and Network Maine (part of the UMaine System) will hold a press conference on Monday to officially launch the first municipally-owned ultra-fast internet network in Maine. Attending the press conference at the invitation of Senator King will be Susan P. Crawford, who served as President Barack Obama’s Special Assistant for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. She …
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Posted on August 7, 2014 by Trevor Jones

BIDDEFORD, MAINE – The CEO of a Maine-owned Internet service provider released a position paper today that outlines “10 Recommendations for Improving Maine’s Inferior Broadband Standing.” The publication is in response to an unexpected finding that shook Maine’s business and political communities earlier this year. In January, Portland Press Herald writer J. Craig Anderson reported that the state of Maine ranks 49th out of the 50 states for its quality and availability of high-speed Internet …
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Posted on June 3, 2014 by Trevor Jones

BIDDEFORD, MAINE – GWI is pleased to announce that business disagreements between the company and Maine Fiber Company (MFC) of Portland, Maine have been settled in a mutually beneficial manner, and litigation will not proceed. Terms of the settlement are confidential, but GWI is pleased to move forward with MFC under a structure which will enable GWI to pursue our long-term, strategic business objective of bringing high-speed internet service to rural areas of Maine. GWI …
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Posted on April 29, 2014 by Trevor Jones

GWI CEO Fletcher Kittredge will join national and local broadband leaders in presenting at the Southern Maine Broadband Summit tomorrow April 30, 2014 from 8:30-Noon at the Harold Alfond Forum on the University of New England’s Biddeford Campus. Kittredge will join representatives from Fairpoint Communications and TDS Telecom for a panel discussion entitled “Investing in Maine Broadband Infrastructure- on the front lines.” The Summit’s keynote will be delivered by Blair Levin, a former FCC official …
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