Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Biddeford, Maine, we are a Maine Benefit Corporation owned and operated Internet Service Provider (ISP), serving residential and business customers and are a fervent advocate for the expansion of high-speed internet access. The first broadband carrier in the nation to become B Corporation certified, we are an industry leader in designing, constructing, funding, and operating high-speed fiber networks.
We are a benefit corporation that builds 21st century infrastructure which communities depend on to conduct their lives and grow their economy. Our networks are infused with our DNA of network neutrality, privacy, and security with digital inclusion being a fundamental goal. These networks are vital for everyone but in particular, the rural areas where the need is most prevalent. Every day we measure our performance not just on profit but on the positive impact our network has on the communities we passionately serve.
In 1994 we made a commitment
To provide our customers with the fastest, most reliable internet services available and to protect open access, data privacy and net neutrality. We made a commitment that at least 75% of our customers are within the communities we serve. With GWI Fiber Internet, these are initiatives we intend to keep.
We believe in
When people talk about “open access,” they’re referring to the idea that government funding shouldn’t favor one competitor over another or bolster incumbent monopolies – and that businesses building data networks should make them available to competitors on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms. Open access fosters digital equality and equity, leading to a vibrant, competitive marketplace for broadband that makes access and bandwidth universally available and affordable.
Open access is essential for increased bandwidth, competitive pricing and universal access.
We are firmly committed to the idea of Net Neutrality – where internet service providers (ISPs) allow equal access to content without playing favorites. It’s an idea not all ISPs support, because there’s profit potential in charging bandwidth premiums to content providers – giving bigger providers more clout than the little guys, while pushing higher costs on to consumers. Net neutrality also ensures that ISPs can’t block or limit access to the content you want.
A free and open internet encourages competition – and treats all content equally.
At GWI, we will never sell our customers’ data. Under current regulations, other internet service providers have a lot of freedom to collect, sell and share information about your web browsing, search terms, app usage and personal movements. Contrary to those regulations, we promise to protect your privacy, honor your wishes, and NEVER sell your data.