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March 2014

March Project Update

March 8th, 2014|News|

WiredWest 
is 
actively 
pursuing 
financing from federal and local sources, seeking 
to
 raise 
about 
$50 million
 to 
match 
the
 approximately
 $50 
million 
for 
last‐mile
 broadband
 in 
the 
IT 
Bond 
Bill pending
 in 
the 
state 
legislature. The
 Federal 
Communications 
Commission 
requested 
“Expressions
 of 
Interest”
 for
 what 
it 
calls,
 “experiments” 
in 
rural 
broadband 
deployment 
by 
“non‐traditional”
 entities.
 [...]

February 2014

January / February Project Update

February 8th, 2014|News|

WiredWest continues to engage with the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) about deployment of last-mile broadband in western Mass. WiredWest Executive Director David Epstein participates in MBI’s “kitchen cabinet,” a group formed by MBI to assist it in formulating its last-mile strategy and which includes several consultants with expertise in broadband, as well as executives of MBI [...]

December 2013

December Project Update

December 12th, 2013|News|

WiredWest continues to focus our strategy and efforts on four key areas: 1) Supporting the passage of the IT bond bill 2) Partnering with MBI on developing the last-mile network 3) Seeking the additional funds needed for its construction and operation 4) Working closely with our member towns to assure local participation in the project [...]

November 2013

Fall Project Update

November 20th, 2013|News|

The prospects for providing residents and businesses in western Massachusetts with high-speed internet and other broadband services were significantly enhanced this spring when Governor Deval Patrick filed an IT bond bill with the state legislature that included $40 million for last-mile broadband infrastructure.  The funds are to be administered by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI), [...]

August 2013

August Update

August 18th, 2013|News|

This August will be the WiredWest Cooperative’s second anniversary. It has been a busy two years that included completion of the following network planning tasks: Creation of a map database of utility poles, roads and structures High level network design and cost estimates Market Research Financial modeling and financing strategy development Economic impact study Development of printed materials Maintenance of a marketing [...]

April 2013

WiredWest Applauds Governor’s Efforts to Extend Broadband to Western Mass

April 13th, 2013|News|

Last week at Farmington River School in Otis, Governor Patrick celebrated the launch of the first segment of the MBI 123 middle-mile broadband network, which will bring fiber-optic connectivity to Community Anchor Institutions, including town and city halls, libraries, schools, and public safety and health care facilities, in 124 towns in Western Massachusetts. WiredWest congratulates [...]

February 2013

Important Clarifications for WiredWest Towns Regarding Service on the Massachusetts Broadband Institute Network

February 11th, 2013|News|

WiredWest has received a number of inquiries about service on the state’s fiber-optic network, MBI 123, which is lighting up in Western Massachusetts beginning this March. The MBI 123 middle-mile network was built to serve as wholesale backhaul for last-mile networks and to connect Community Anchor Institutions (CAIs). It will not serve homes and businesses [...]

January 2013

2012 Recap and Plans for 2013

January 29th, 2013|News|

2012 was a busy year for WiredWest that included the addition of 16 new towns to the Cooperative, bringing the current membership to 42 towns eager to work together to create a long-term, comprehensive solution to the problem of inadequate broadband access. Regular meetings of WiredWest’s organizational bodies were conducted throughout the year, with Board [...]

March 2010

Recent Google RFI

March 4th, 2010|News - Archived|

Please read our response to Google's recent RFI for an open-access Fiber network.