Massachusetts Broadband Institute

Mass. Broadband Institute Q & A (Answers supplied by MBI)

Mass. Broadband Institute Q & A (Answers supplied by MBI)

Q. Will Verizon or Comcast have access to an MBI middle mile in the same way and at the same price as WiredWest?

A. Yes, all last mile providers or last mile networks will have open-access to the MBI network at the same price.

Q. When will the middle mile be built?

A. The NTIA has mandated that any network built with American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds as part of the NTIAs Broadband Technology Opportunity Program must be substantially complete (67%) within 2 years and fully complete within 3 years (by 2013). The MassBroadband 123 network will be complete within the federal guidelines.