OTT Communications announced the introduction of a 10Gb fiber optic ring serving Washington and Aroostook counties in eastern and northern Maine today. OTT's expansion into these areas will provide not only additional capacity in these underserved areas, but will also address historical problems with service reliability and introduce new competition. This type of partnership to expand into rural areas of Maine is exactly what was intended for the Three-Ring Binder middle-mile project. Expect to see economic benefits follow for these two important counties in Maine.
Here's a link to the OTT press release: OTT-10_Gig_Service_To_Northern_Eastern_Maine.160311F.pdf