March 2018

Sample Easement for Traversing Private Property

2019-10-21T20:36:30-04:00March 31st, 2018|Documents, Sample Legal Agreements|

WiredWest has constructed this sample Easement Agreement for use in situations where the town/MLP must place network assets, such as poles or conduit, on private property. You will need to modify the document to suit your particular needs and should seek legal counsel before finalizing an agreement. Having private property can be very difficult, but you [...]

January 2018

Shutesbury Services RFI Responses

2019-10-21T20:41:00-04:00January 11th, 2018|Uncategorized, Documents|

The Town of Shutesbury put out an RFI requesting information for Network Operator and Internet Service Provider services on their fiber network currently under construction. They have been willing to share the responses here to allow other towns to see what kind of responses to expect and compare these to WiredWest's regional management plan. Keep [...]

October 2017

DLS Guidance Letter Response

2019-10-21T20:41:01-04:00October 11th, 2017|Documents|

The following letter was sent to DSL questioning aspects of their guidance memo. Note specifically there are two main concerns: The Enterprise Fund entity created by adopting G.L. c. 44, § 53F1⁄2 is not an MLP. It would require a town meeting to appropriate the use of sales income to meet expenses. Since the Enterprise Fund [...]

August 2017

WiredWest Financial and Business Management Procedures

2019-10-21T20:41:01-04:00August 17th, 2017|Documents|

WiredWest Management The WiredWest Executive Committee (which comprises a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Vice Treasurer, Clerk, and up to four additional ackhauloard members) will continue to serve on a volunteer basis and be intimately involved with the affairs of WiredWest on a volunteer basis. The Executive Committee will meet twice a month to discuss and [...]

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between Towns and WiredWest

2017-12-09T18:41:33-05:00August 5th, 2017|Documents|

(Updated with revised edition on November 30, 2017) This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to demonstrate the towns' intention to participate in the WiredWest Regional Broadband Management Plan. It allows us to design optimized regional backhaul connections that will minimize costs for the member towns and maximize resilience of the network. The number of towns [...]

June 2017

Template InterGovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Westfield G&E for Fiber Network Design and Construction

2019-10-21T20:41:01-04:00June 21st, 2017|Documents, Sample Legal Agreements|

This is a template for an InterGovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Westfield G&E for Fiber Network Design and Construction. It is based on an IGA approved by KP Law and has been accepted by WG&E. It should be customized for your town and reviewed by Town Counsel. Portions that are not necessary may be stripped out and [...]