Rural listeners to Maine net won’t lose service

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The Maine Public Broadcasting Network has backed down from its plan to save money by cutting off three broadcast towers in rural areas, reports the Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel. Listeners had complained, and a state legislator is sponsoring a bill that would cut state funding for MPBN if the network reduces its reach. MPBN President Jim Dowe said he does not yet know how the network will offset the expense.