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Timothy McAfee
Pioneer Broadband



136 Westford Hill Road

Hodgdon, Maine 04730





1991 - 1995                          Nuclear Reactor Operator

US Navy - SSN 686 USS L. Mendel Rivers

1995 - 1996                          Independent Consultant

McAfee Information Systems

1996 - 1998                          Service Technician

Computer Systems & Solutions

1998 - 2001                          Systems Administrator

  1. A. Peabody Company

2001 – 2007                         General Manager and Engineer

Pioneer Wireless, Inc.

2007 –2011                          CTO/Engineer

Pioneer Broadband

2011 –present                       CEO/Engineer

Pioneer Broadband





1989                                       Graduated Hodgdon High School

1989 - 1991                          US Navy - Nuclear Power School

2000                                       Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

2006                                       Fiber Optic Association of America – AFOT / CFOT

2011                                       Fiber Optic Association of America - CFHP





  • Designed and implemented a microwave broadband network covering the bulk of Aroostook County, Maine making Pioneer Broadband the first broadband provider in some municipalities.
  • Established cross-border 1 Gbps microwave data link into New Brunswick in 2006 to offer Northern Maine businesses an alternate route to the Internet.
  • Created a datacenter in Presque Isle, Maine in the basement of Key Bank on Main Street. The area was a computer room for the Casco Northern mainframe in the 1970s.  http://www.pioneerdatacenter.net
  • Established a cross-border fiber optic cable connection to Bell Aliant in New Brunswick in 2010.
  • Constructed multi-site fiber-fed remote terminal DSL network throughout the Greater Houlton, Maine area.
  • Designed and implemented neighborhood FTTH systems in Big Lake, Westfield, New Limerick, Linneus, and Hodgdon., Maine.
  • Designed and implemented a FTTH overbuild on an old copper CATV plant in Sherman and Stacyville, Maine.
  • Designed and implemented FTTH system for nearly all of the Town of Houlton, Maine.
  • Designed and implemented neighborhood FTTH system for Premium Choice Broadband – Newbury Neck Road, Surry, Maine.
  • Designed open access dark fiber infrastructure for Downeast Broadband Utility – Baileyville and Calais, Maine.
  • Designed and implemented FTTH system for Hodgdon, Maine, Benedicta, Maine and parts of Herseytown, Maine.


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