MPBN Plans Big Upgrades with $750K USDA Grant

BANGOR - Nearly one-million dollars...the amount of money a statewide television network now has to upgrade their broadcast in rural parts of Maine.
Maine Public Broadcasting Network shared plans for improving their infrastructure with a $750,000 USDA Rural Development grant.  This will include replacing aged analog microwave equipment across the state to provide more reliable coverage.
 
Middle schoolers and students from NESCOM also attended the presentation...where they learned how the equipment works and what enhancements are being made.
Erin Thomas

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Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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