AUGUSTA — A former Maine ski resort CEO will serve as chairman of a task force charged with coming up with recommendations for expanding high-speed Internet in rural Maine.

Warren Cook will head the Broadband Capacity Building Task Force for the Maine State Planning Office. The panel will make its recommendations to the governor and the Legislature.

Cook was once CEO of Sugarloaf ski resort in Carrabassett Valley and Saddleback in Rangeley, and president of JAX Research Systems at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor.

He now heads an organization called Maine Network Partners.

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