January 2018

Shutesbury Services RFI Responses

January 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

October 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

August 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

August 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 [...]

Heath Conference on Municipal Light Plant (MLP) Accounting and Management

August 5th, 2017|Documents|

WiredWest wishes to inform you of a conference being hosted by the Town of Heath on the subject of Municipal Lighting Plant (MLP) accounting and management, with special focus on legal and accounting matters pertaining to building and operating a broadband network. The subject matter will be relevant to accountants and town officials of all [...]

June 2017

Change of WiredWest Bylaws Approved June 24, 2017

June 24th, 2017|Documents|

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

June 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 [...]

Plainfield Q&A

June 12th, 2017|Documents|

April 2017

Understanding WiredWest’s Role on One Page

April 23rd, 2017|Documents|

This makes a good single page handout explaining WiredWest's role in managing networks. It can be put on the back side of the single page public info handout for town meetings or informational meetings. Download links are below. Download PDF Download docx version  

WiredWest Regional Broadband Solution Presentation – January 28 2017

April 17th, 2017|Documents|

IMPORTANT: Based on feedback from an astute participant, we made a correction to the Financials Spreadsheet that was on the thumb drives handed out at the Workshop and posted here. Please download the version marked June 12 if you have the older one. Also, the Professional Services Pricing was updated again on April 17, 2017. The combined zip [...]