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From: "V. Kelly Bellis" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 12:20:41 -0400
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I sit on the Ellsworth Broadband Committee (non-paid volunteer position) 
and wish to map internet service providers /assets/ in order to help the 
committee begin its planning for expanded broadband coverage in the 
City; noting, I'm _not_ talking about the /FCC Form 477 //data 
 From what I can recall, Versant <- Emera <- Hydro owned most poles in 
Hancock County (CMP to a lesser degree) and had reciprocal agreements 
with NET&T, etc., for their shared use. All of my survey projects over 
the past 34 years touched by overhead lines which included power 
generally had recorded easements accommodating their use, and on some 
occasions, I recall getting some shapefiles, but usually those files 
were confined to just the immediate project area.

What I'm hoping to obtain is GIS data for the entire City of Ellsworth, 
if the sharing of this information is permissible under current policy 
guidelines of the utility company. /Ideally/, that data would include 
utility poles and other structures with attributes pertaining to 
internet service providers, and their related attachments to these 
poles/ structures. I've reached out to info @ Versant Power with no 
response yet.

I'd love to hear from you if you're aware of any resources available for 
Maine communities trying to improve internet access for its residents, 
as well as any advice that you care to offer.

Thank you very much!

Kind regards,

V. Kelly Bellis
17 Union Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
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