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AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A task force says Maine stands to see an economic boost if it can increase broadband access throughout the state.

The report outlines eight recommendations for improving broadband Internet. Portland-based planning and research firm, Planning Decisions Inc., says full implementation of the recommendations made last week could add more than 11,000 jobs and generate more than $70-million in new tax revenue over 10 years.

About 93% of Maine homes have access to some form of broadband, which is above the national average, but the state ranks last in New England when it comes to the highest speeds demanded by businesses.

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