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February 2017

Resolutions Passed at 2/4/17 Board Meeting for Selectmen to sign

WiredWest Delegates, At the Board meeting on February 4, 2017 in Becket, the WiredWest Board passed two resolutions for approval by member town Select Boards. These resolutions were already forwarded to delegates who were in attendance at the meeting. If you were not in attendance, the intention is for you to present these to your [...]

Back regional broadband, towns tell MBI panel

By Larry Parnass, Reprinted from The Berkshire Eagle WORTHINGTON — Broadband advocates from Berkshire County and beyond pressed Thursday for the Massachusetts Broadband Institute to free up funding, speed decision-making and support regional solutions to a problem they say impairs civic life. Their sometimes sharply worded remarks took frequent aim at the MBI itself, saying [...]

Recent Updates

Resolutions for Selectmen to sign (2/4/2017) on the  Recent Info page 2/16/2017 Updated Media Coverage page. Berkshire Eagle stories. IMPORTANT: If you received the Financials Worksheet at the 1/28 Workshop or downloaded it from the site, please download the corrected Jan 31 version on the Jan 28 Workshop presentation materials page. 1/29/2017 Posted Jan 28 Workshop presentation materials on Recent Info page Presentation slides [...]

WiredWest Broadband Solution Workshop – January 28, 2017

This event was designed for members of Select Boards, Broadband Committees and Finance Committees to familiarize them with the details of the newly designed regional operations plan offered by WiredWest in order to weigh it against other options. The plan presented covers operations of town networks after they are built. Since the Last Mile policy [...]

January 2017

WiredWest Offers New Proposal For Western Mass. Broadband

By JIM LEVULIS, WAMC - Original post on WAMC.org https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wamc/audio/2017/01/wiredwestweb.mp3 Efforts to bring broadband internet to underserved areas of rural, western Massachusetts have been ongoing for more than a decade. Now the regional cooperative WiredWest has a new proposal. It comes after Governor Charlie Baker’s administration shook up and reviewed the efforts of the [...]

WiredWest Regional Broadband Solution Presentation – January 28 2017

IMPORTANT: Based on feedback from an astute participant, we made a correction to the Financials Spreadsheet that was on the thumb drives handed out at the Workshop and posted here. Please download the version marked Jan 31 if you have the older one. Also, the Professional Services Pricing was updated on Feb 2. The combined zip file [...]

WiredWest offers broadband operations

by Larry Parnass - The Berkshire Eagle Read full story NORTHAMPTON — Rather than build and run a sprawling regional broadband system, a nonprofit cooperative now seeks to fill a narrower but critical role for towns fighting to obtain fast internet connections. WiredWest leaders made this case Saturday to municipal officials from across Western Massachusetts: [...]

WiredWest Press Release for Regional Broadband Solution Workshop

MBI’s MB123 Middle Mile and Why it is a Hindrance to a Regional Broadband Network

Published as a My Turn article in the Greenfield : The Greenfield Recorder, David Dvore, My Turn/Dvore: Where is the broadband?, January 23, 2017 What happens when you put lawyers and politicians in charge of a project that requires business and technical expertise? MBI, Massachusetts Broadband Institute, was created in 2008 by emergency legislation that allocated [...]

Legal Notes Regarding Regional MLP Operation and Collaboration

Below is a legal opinion regarding the re-organization of the WiredWest MLP Coop as a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). In brief, it finds that the WiredWest MLP Coop may function as an LLC. There is some follow-up email correspondence with Duncan & Allen regarding MLP operation and collaboration posted below the document. After that, there is [...]