When you sign up for service, your town’s MLP will bring a fiber connection from the network at the road to your house. The cost of this “drop” to your home will depend on how far you are from the road and whether you have overhead or underground utility service. The cost to you for this drop will depend on the available construction funds that your MLP has to work with.
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Rowe, New Salem, Washington
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Rowe, New Salem, Washington
The towns of Rowe, New Salem, Washington and Windsor are charter member of WiredWest, a municipal co-op formed to bring broadband to towns in Western Massachusetts. WiredWest will be your towns Internet Service Provider and has contracted with Whip City Fiber to operate the network and serve our customers.
Why are the towns of Rowe, New Salem, Washington, and Windsor working with WiredWest?
By serving its member towns on a regional basis, WiredWest will reduce the administrative burden, cost and risks of owning and operating a fiber network. Customers will pay WiredWest for services, and as a non-profit cooperative, it will return excess revenues to its member towns.
What does Whip City Fiber do? Whip City Fiber is an internet service provider owned and operated by Westfield Gas + Electric. It has a successful track record serving customers in the city of Westfield and is working with several towns in Western Massachusetts to launch broadband service over municipal fiber networks. As a subcontractor to WiredWest, Whip City Fiber will operate and maintain our network and deliver service to our customers.
Watch streaming video without interruption. Get fast software downloads and updates. Play multiplayer video games. See family and friends as you talk to them on “video phone” applications like Skype. All with the reliability of fiber.
Doing schoolwork. More and more, kids have to use the internet to do school- work. Having high-speed internet at home can help them get better grades.
Running a home business. To compete effectively, you need high-speed internet to interact with customers, take and place orders, receive and send data, and get online training to increase your business skills and network with other professionals.
Getting medical attention. You’ll soon be able to consult with healthcare professionals and even get testing and monitoring without having to leave home.
Selling your home. Whether or not you actually take service, the availability of broadband in town will increase the value of your property should you sell it.
- 8/21/2019 New Salem Status page
- 6/28/2019 Rowe is the first WiredWest town to go live.
- 4/12/2019 Washington update and new survey
- 3/27/2019 updated WiredWest Service Agreement with Towns
- 1/18/2019 Updated Bylaws and WiredWest Service Agreement with Towns
- 11/18/2018 Added Nov 7 updated Bylaws, WiredWest Service Agreement with Towns, and Executive Summary of Network Operations and Service Agreement with Cash Flow Diagram to Documents page.
- 11/17/2018 Added Letter: WiredWest stands ready to deliver broadband to media page
- 11/13/2018 Added WiredWest retools to advance last-mile broadband plans | The Berkshire Eagle to media page
WiredWest: our cooperative solution for broadband internet in western Massachusetts
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