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GWI Awarded Grant Funding to Build Networks in Three Maine Towns

Biddeford Internet Corporation, d.b.a GWI, was awarded over $9 million in grant funding from the ConnectME Authority to build high-speed fiber optic broadband networks in the Towns of Hebron, Sumner, and Northport. GWI was one of a handful of applicants to receive grants from the ConnectME Authority, Maine’s agency for promotion of broadband, in their most recent round of funding. …

Municipal Make-ready Exemption and Why it Matters

For utility poles that are located in the public right of way, the term “municipal space” refers to a section of the utility pole reserved for municipal use. When municipalities first allowed utility poles to be set in the public rights of way over 120 years ago, part of the agreement was that in return for using public space, the …

GWI to Build Networks in Five Maine Towns

Biddeford, Maine– Great Works Internet (“GWI”), Arctaris Impact Investors, LLC (“Arctaris”), and the Finance Authority of Maine (“FAME”) announced plans today to build new fiber broadband networks for five communities in Maine, including South Portland, Millinocket, East Millinocket, Medway and Belfast.  The projects are made possible through a partnership with FAME, which is providing a loan and commercial guarantee support …

September Update from our President and COO

As the fall season approaches, I hope with all the certainties and uncertainties life has to offer us, you are able to navigate the situation with family and friends. I also hope you are able to give yourself time to engage in the activities that make you happy and joyful. From GWI’s side, we have been able to make good …

GWI Awarded ConnectME Grant for Town of Northport

Biddeford, ME – Biddeford Internet Corporation, d.b.a GWI, was awarded $655,409 in grant funding from the ConnectME Authority to build a high-speed fiber optic broadband network in the Town of Northport, Maine. GWI was one of a handful of applicants to receive a grant from the ConnectME Authority, Maine’s agency for promotion of broadband, in their most recent round of funding.  The …

GWI Awarded Deerfield Valley Communication Union District VT Project

Biddeford, ME– At a special meeting on Thursday, July 1, the Deerfield Valley Communications Union District (DVCUD, dba DVFiber) Governing Board unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Great Works Internet (GWI) of Biddeford, ME in partnership with ValleyNet of Royalton, VT.  This public/private partnership intends to secure broadband access for every home and business in the district, currently …

May Update from our President and COO

As we start seeing our family, friends, colleagues and neighbors in person it is good to acknowledge the strength that carried everyone through. GWI is actively trying to enable the onrush,  present and future with, its peers: We have been working closely with the federal, state and local governments on optimal mechanisms to disburse the stimulus funds for broadband networks and …

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Biddeford, Maine– Biddeford Internet Corporation d.b.a GWI, Maine’s premier provider in fiber-optic internet service and the state’s first B Corporation certified Internet Service Provider (ISP), announced today that they will participate in the Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program (EBB), which will assist Maine families in acquiring low-cost, high-speed fiber-optic internet services. The FCC’s EBB program is designed to …

April Update from our President and COO

I hope you and your family are healthy and blessed. As we all are looking forward to the days of vaccinations and the regular movements of life to starting returning to normal, for GWI, 2021 shapes up to be a busy year along several important fronts. We are an approved provider of Emergency Broadband Benefit Program that is administered by …

Potential Criteria for Broadband B Corporations

GWI was recently certified by B Labs as a B Corporation. B Corporations “are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.” It was an interesting process, worthwhile but not to be undertaken lightly. One aspect that made it interesting  was that we were the first …

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