3 months after Piscataquis rejected broadband funding, official couldn’t communicate during earthquake

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — When a minor earthquake shook Sebec more than a week ago, Piscataquis County’s Emergency Management Agency director couldn’t get online to notify and update residents because of the spotty internet where she lives.

“I could not get online from home in order to just update our webpage,” Director Jaeme Duggan said. “A lot of people heard it, felt it, thought houses were exploding because there was a bottleneck situation in our area [and] so many people jumped on Facebook.”

Duggan relies on the agency’s hot spot when she works from home, but the connection was poor when the earthquake struck.

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