Learn about Our Fiber Internet Service2022-03-04T12:42:20+00:00

About Georgetown High Speed Internet Service

You know the internet options here on the island leave something to be desired…

Most of the island suffers from inadequate internet service – extremely slow speeds to no internet
access at all are the norm. This problem is preventing the community from realizing the potential that
comes from having a good connection. From telemedicine, education, and entertainment options, the
internet is an increasingly critical part of all of our daily lives.

Georgetown Broadband is pleased to bring high speed internet is coming to Georgetown!

Our network:
• Is capable of reaching every home and business in Georgetown.
• Will address the growing needs of the town for the next twenty years and beyond.

The required licensing work is already underway!

GBL has contracted with Maine-based internet provider Axiom Technologies to oversee the network’s
construction and Axiom will provide service to customers under contract with GBL. Axiom will provide
initial speeds ranging from 25/25 to 100/100 and faster speeds will be available.

What does this mean to the community?

The system will deliver pure fiber optics to each subscribers’ home. This solution:

  • Is the most reliable – fiber optics is very reliable technology; it just works, with very little down
    time, and signal quality doesn’t degrade with distance – unlike DSL.
  • Meets future demands – the system is designed to scale as bandwidth needs increase, without
    further investments being required.
  • Delivers value – You get what you pay for, you’ll receive your subscribed amount of bandwidth,
    even when all your neighbors are gaming and streaming movies, and no matter where you
    live or work on the island.
  • Is a great deal – it’s price competitive with the alternative and offers what you aren’t getting
    now…great service!

What does this mean to you, the homeowner?
The current plan is to begin hanging wire in Summer 2022! GBL’s goal is 100% coverage but property
owners need to opt-in for this to happen. In this initial construction phase, wiring each property that
opts into the network is included at no cost in the project, so NOW is the time to learn about GBL
broadband and how to join the network.

Learn more about the project and sign up.

GBL and Axiom are excited to share the details about the new service with you.