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January 2017

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 [...]

Who Is Killing the Towns of Western Massachusetts?

by Susan Crawford. Reprinted from BackChannel. Read the original article. It may be the governor. In the State House. With the lobbyists. This is the story of a dramatic failure of imagination and vision at the state level: Governor Charlie Baker’s apparent insistence that Massachusetts relegate small towns to second-rate, high-priced, monopoly-controlled (and unregulated) communications [...]

2017 New Years Message, Steps Forward from WiredWest

With the start of the new year, we want to thank your supporters and share with you our new plans for moving forward in 2017. As you may know, in late 2015 Governor Baker placed a ‘pause’ on all state Last Mile Broadband projects. In May 2016 the Baker Administration lifted the ‘pause’ and named [...]

December 2016

Suggested Resolution on Regional Broadband

Dear Delegate: The letter and accompanying resolution below has been sent to all town leaders.  We urge you to meet with your Selectboard and urge them to consider passing the resolution. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Dear Town Leader: The years-long effort [...]

MBI Board Meeting December 6, 2016

There is a conspicuous lack of mention of regional solutions despite regionalization being brought up to Bill Ennen and several MBI Board members as a solution addressing the sustainability and complexity of managing town owned networks.

The State Should Work with WiredWest on a Regional Plan

MBI was initially funded and created by emergency legistlation in 2008 with a mandate to bring broadband internet service to all 45 unserved communities. Instead, they spent $80M building the MB123 middle mile to 123 communities which they claimed would attract private companies to finish the last mile. It never did and now is a hindrance to [...]