April 2017

WiredWest One Page Primer – April 2017

April 9th, 2017|Documents|

This one page description of who we are and our plans requires no prior knowledge. It can be used as a handout at meetings. Here are links for the pdf version and for a Word .doc version that can be edited according to your town's needs. There is a separate single page handout for understanding WiredWest's [...]

MBI Board Meeting March 28, 2017 – include presentation of new Grant Program

April 3rd, 2017|News, Documents|

Carolyn Kirk, Deputy Sec of EOHED, presents new Last Mile Grant Program to the MBI Board 3/28/2017  

March 2017

MBI Board Meeting – February 27, 2017 with PP RFP Results

March 6th, 2017|Documents|

The headline from this meeting is that they are releasing the Professional Services money to towns that want it to go alone, including if they want to work with WiredWest (named explicitly).  The other big announcement is that for towns that still want an assisted MBI Build, MBI will pay for the Make-Ready costs up front, [...]

February 2017

MLP Depreciation Reserves for Broadband MLP’s

February 27th, 2017|Documents|

Generally, MLP's are required to pay into a deprecation reserve account 3% of the replaceable assets per year. We have been figuring this into our financial model for towns and it turns out to be a significant component of cost. Recent communications (below) reveal that Telecom MLP's formed to deliver internet service are not required [...]

Suggested Wording for Warrant Article to Form MLP Board

February 27th, 2017|Documents, Sample Legal Agreements|

By law, the MLP may be governed by either a group of elected individuals (a Light Plant Board) or the Select Board, itself. Because new WiredWest MLPs will primarily be acting as cooperative members and are unlikely to take significant actions independently, it may be most efficient for the Select Board to govern directly. However, The [...]

Resolutions Passed at 2/4/17 Board Meeting for Selectmen to sign

February 21st, 2017|Documents|

WiredWest Delegates, At the Board meeting on February 4, 2017 in Becket, the WiredWest Board passed two resolutions for approval by member town Select Boards. These resolutions were already forwarded to delegates who were in attendance at the meeting. If you were not in attendance, the intention is for you to present these to your [...]

January 2017

WiredWest Press Release for Regional Broadband Solution Workshop

January 25th, 2017|Documents, Press Releases|

Legal Notes Regarding Regional MLP Operation and Collaboration

January 20th, 2017|Documents|

Below is a legal opinion regarding the re-organization of the WiredWest MLP Coop as a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). In brief, it finds that the WiredWest MLP Coop may function as an LLC. There is some follow-up email correspondence with Duncan & Allen regarding MLP operation and collaboration posted below the document. After that, there is [...]

December 2016

Suggested Resolution on Regional Broadband

December 29th, 2016|Documents|

Dear Delegate: The letter and accompanying resolution below has been sent to all town leaders.  We urge you to meet with your Selectboard and urge them to consider passing the resolution. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Dear Town Leader: The years-long effort [...]

MBI Board Meeting December 6, 2016

December 12th, 2016|Documents|

There is a conspicuous lack of mention of regional solutions despite regionalization being brought up to Bill Ennen and several MBI Board members as a solution addressing the sustainability and complexity of managing town owned networks.