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September 2016

MBI Board Meeting September 29, 2016

September 29th, 2016|Documents|

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 [...]

MBI Last Mile Policy September 29, 2016

September 29th, 2016|Documents|

(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. [...]

2016-9-21 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

September 21st, 2016|Meeting Minutes|

2016-9-14 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

September 14th, 2016|Meeting Minutes|

WiredWest Operations and Maintenance RFI

September 1st, 2016|News, Documents|

As part of its revised Regional Operational Plan, 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 [...]

July 2016

2016-7-29 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

July 29th, 2016|Meeting Minutes|

MBI Board Meeting July 27, 2016

July 27th, 2016|Documents|

The Berkman Case Study of WiredWest

July 9th, 2016|News, Top Stories, Get the Latest Info|

The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University is a public policy institute whose mission is to explore and understand cyberspace. Read the Center’s just-released long-researched case study on WiredWest. WiredWest: a Cooperative of Municipalities Forms to Build a Fiber Optic Network. Western Massachusetts Towns Create a New Model for Last-Mile Connectivity, but a [...]

Wiredwest Releases Analysis Showing Significant Cost Advantage Of A Regional Fiber Network Over Stand-Alone Town Networks

July 8th, 2016|News, Documents, Top Stories, Get the Latest Info|

Read the Report It recently became clear that a rational, data driven analysis comparing the financial impacts of regionalization with towns going it alone was needed for all involved. Only with such a comparison could towns make informed, eyes wide open, decisions on how best to proceed with bringing broadband to their citizens. And this [...]

June 2016

WiredWest Regional Broadband Solution

June 12th, 2016|Documents|

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