The University of Maine System (UMS) has come under criticism from a local internet service provider for applying for federal broadband stimulus funding, reports the Bangor Daily News. FairPoint lobbyists and officials are charging that UMS is unfairly competing with them for federal funds to improve broadband access in the state, with potentially tens of millions of dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act fueling the dispute. "The fact is, we are competing with the University of Maine," said Severin Beliveau, an Augusta attorney representing FairPoint. "I am concerned at what the university is proposing here, because it is...

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