I read with interest the article Jan. 8 about broadband going nowhere fast in Maine (“Maine broadband service ranks 49th out of 50 states”).

While broadband coverage is certainly important for our state’s development, we are also significantly lacking cellphone coverage – which is just as important.

I live in Portland, the state’s largest city, and on most days I cannot use my cellphone at my home because I have no cell coverage. Within a one- to two-mile radius of my Portland home, we are in a cellphone “dead zone.”

This is a disgrace. Cellphone coverage should also be addressed by the Maine Technology Users Group if the state is to move forward economically.

Donna Katsiaficas

Portland