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City of Sanford, ME hires Tilson to develop a Broadband Plan

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September 2014, Sanford, ME. The Sanford Regional Economic Growth Council hires Tilson to develop a broadband plan for Sanford.

The resulting report has not been made publicly available, but according to an op-ed by James Nimon, the Growth Council’s executive director:

Tilson has completed their assignment and provided “Good,” “Better” and “Best” alternatives, with the conclusion that the implementation of the Broadband Plan’s ‘Best’ scenario, which connects all the key CAIs [community anchor institutions] in Sanford, “has the potential to provide impressive public economic benefits, including adding between $47 and $192 million to the Sanford-Springvale region’s economic output over the next ten years.”

The city and the growth council will now start the process of researching funding opportunities in order to bring high speed fiber networking to the community.

About Tilson: Tilson is a high growth (#901 on the inc. 5000), team of telecom and information technology professionals with a world-wide practice. Tilson provides services to industry and government in:

  • Information technology, including software development, project management, and information security
  • Fiber optic engineering, permitting, and construction management
  • Wireless site acquisition, construction, infrastructure maintenance, program management, staff augmentation, colocation and DAS for mobile carriers, government, and smart grid applications 

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