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Maine Telecommunications Education Access Fund
Advisory Board

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Maine Public Utilities Commission

Conference Room C

1:30 PM

 

Item Time Estimate

 

  1. Approval of January 19, 2005, meeting minutes

 

  1. Status of Connections Greg Desjardin 45 minutes
    Updated numbers and billing.
    Status of DSL installation/billing process.
  2. Status of Internet Service Gerry Dube 15 minutes

 

  1. Mid-Range Bandwidth RFP Linda Lord 5 minutes

 

  1. E-Rate Issues Edna Comstock 30 minutes
    Funding updates and transition Issues.

 

  1. Legislation Joanne 30 minutes
    1. Bill to raise MTEAF assessment (Rep. Rosen)
    2. LD 637, to fund Rural Health Care Centers.
    3. LD 544, to fund online reference materials at MSL ($450K).
    4. LD 198, to fund Fogler Library digital library ($1.5M).

 

  1. Annual Recommendation to Commission Joanne 15 minutes
    1. Preliminary discussion for May 1st deadline.
    2. Funding issues.
    3. Planning Process for 2006-07.

 

  1. Other: 15 minutes
    1. Circuit Rider Reports
    2. Next Meeting