By Steve Nelson (reprinted from Berkshire Eagle, Broadband effort gets back on track, October 12, 2016 ) You will soon see work crews standing around utility poles, gazing upward. They'll not only be checking the cables on those poles, but looking as well toward the future of broadband in western Massachusetts. The long-awaited project to bring high-speed internet [...]
An anonymous admirer of WiredWest nominated us for the 2016 1Berkshire award for Growing/Advancing the Berkshire Economy. We made it to the finals. WiredWest didn't win, but we were one of 5 finalists. Steve Nelson attended the ceremony to receive the award on behalf on WiredWest. An unexpected recognition of our work.
Bob Handsaker's notes: Tim Connolly is the new MTC executive directory. The MBI board adopted a revised last-mile program policy. The changes are in line with the Governor's new direction in May. They include: Looking to private sector solutions whenever possible Loosen requirements for connections to the MBI123 network Remove sections describing the [...]