Time Warner Cable expanding broadband network into dozens of Maine communities

Posted Oct. 26, 2012, at 4 p.m.

SINCLAIR, Maine — Time Warner Cable is investing more than $5 million this year to expand its broadband network in dozens of communities from Arundel to Sinclair, officials said this week.

The move is part of a larger, $100 million investment that the company is making in its markets throughout New England, New York and the Carolinas.

Andrew Russell, manager of communications for the company, said this week that workers have started construction on nine miles of new broadband network to the village of Sinclair in northern Aroostook. It’s an expansion of the work that they started at Long Lake in 2010.

In all, Time Warner Cable will add more than 150 miles to its 12,000-mile network of hybrid fiber optic-coaxial cable in Maine in 2012. By year’s end more than 3,000 additional homes and businesses in Maine will have access to the network.

Completed and planned expansions include areas of Alna, Arundel, Augusta, Belgrade, Biddeford, Brewer, Canaan, Cumberland, East Machias, Gardiner, Grand Isle, Greene, Hallowell, Hartland, Hollis, Kennebunkport, Lewiston, Limington, Lincoln, Lubec, Mapleton, Monmouth, Mount Desert, Naples, Orrington, Oxford, Richmond, Surry, Turner, Vassalboro, Wales, Waterboro, Westbrook, Windham, Wiscasset and Woodstock.

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