Why is Vienna planning to build a fiber to the home network?
Vienna residents have asked the Town to find a solution to the issue of providing quality, reliable, consistent, durable, upgradable, cost-effective high-speed internet with good customer service to all locations in our town. There is growing demand for having more service than is provided currently in town. Folks have expressed many reasons including remote work, access to education, access to telemedicine, running a small business, maintaining connections with family and friends, and the many other ways in which the Internet has become an essential part of our lives now. Fiber optic service can provide the bandwidth that growing business and personal internet use will require in our rural Maine setting.
The Vienna Select Board sees the delivery of this service as a vital one that affects the quality of life for all residents, businesses and visitors in Vienna. We think it should be provided equitably in the same manner as electric and telephone service: available to everyone with service by subscription.