FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Broadband Initiative has drafted a countywide broadband plan to provide each town with a choice of internet speeds with corresponding implementation costs.

This will allow businesses, students, health care patients and all residents to take advantage of current technology.

The plan will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Bass Room. The presentation will be conducted by Brian Lippold of the James W. Sewall Co., who consulted on the project.

The agenda will include a presentation of the countywide plan, along with town-specific plans, discussion of the statewide broadband planning process and how Franklin County Broadband Initiative can take advantage of that statewide planning.

The meeting will also include a review of legislative activity on connectivity and what town and county leadership can do to lobby the Legislature in support of each plan.

Franklin County Broadband Initiative is a combined effort of The Opportunity Center of North Franklin County, Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, Greater Franklin Development Council, Rangeley Economic Opportunity Committee and the Sandy River Business Association.

Going forward, the Greater Franklin Development Council will assist towns with the implementation process. For more information, contact [email protected]

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