Fox Islands Broadband Task Force

Get the latest Fox Islands Broadband Taskforce (FIBTF) Updates Here.

The Fox Islands Broadband Taskforce (FIBTF) was appointed by the Select Board in 2015 after the firm Tilson presented the ​Broadband Study for the Maine Off-Shore Islands​ which highlighted our  community’s assets and made recommendations for connectivity improvements.  

The goal of the FIBTF is to support the Town in its efforts to pursue a broadband solution for Vinalhaven that provides future-proofed internet speeds to everyone in our community. Equitable, independent, and reliable broadband will better serve Vinalhaven’s current and future business, education, telehealth, and entertainment needs.  

In 2019, the Town and FIBTF put out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a high level cost estimate for constructing a fiber optic broadband internet system to serve every home on the island. Axiom Technologies was awarded the RFP. Read their response here. Axiom recently completed the 2020 Broadband Report – Vinalhaven Internet Planning Document which outlines their findings and helps to chart a course forward for universal broadband on Vinalhaven.

For broadband updates and information visit FIBTF’s facebook page.

To access Fox Islands Broadband Task Force Meeting Notes for 2020 and 2021 Click Here.

Members

NameTerm Ending
Janann Sherman

(06/2022)

George Fosque

(06/2023)

Norbert Leser

(06/2021)

Patrick McCormick

(06/2022)

Patrick Shane

(06/2021)

Eric Gasperini

(06/2021)

Donald W. Poole

(06/2023)

Riley Poole

(06/2022)

Bob Barrett

(06/2023)