AUGUSTA, Maine — Islesboro residents and business owners will have more reliable electrical service thanks to a new Central Maine Power cable.

The new cable is an undersea cable that will serve Islelsboro, and it runs for about 15,000 feet from Northport on the mainland to the western shore of Islesboro, according to a statement from the company.

The cable replaces one that dates back to 1955. The project cost $2.5 million.

The cable installation project included additional work at both ends of the new line, and CMP installed new poles and switches while performing other upgrades on the mainland and on Islesboro.

The town had been seeking proposals to build a broadband network service to serve island residents and businesses. Among the stakeholders CMP worked with included the National Marine Fisheries Service, Maine Native American Tribes, the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, and Islesboro town officials and property owners.

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Ryan McLaughlin

BDN sports freelancer Ryan McLaughlin grew up in Brewer and is a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.