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 [...]
(Comments below) We are happy to see that MBI is encouraging "Regional cooperation" in this new Last Mile Policy. They are leaving it entirely up to towns to work out details, however some of the policies are contrary to operating a regional network, specifically: Ownership and required utilization of the MB123 middle mile. [...]
As part of its revised Plan A2, WiredWest will arrange for all services, such as Network operations, Customer Service, Billing, Technical Support, Line Maintenance, etc. on behalf of member towns. Consolidating these services regionally reduces the burden for the towns and lowers costs to customers as described in WiredWest's comprehensive analysis on the benefits of regionalization. WiredWest has released a Request [...]