April 2017

Understanding WiredWest’s Role on One Page

2017-04-24T12:15:17-04:00April 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 One Page Primer – April 2017

2019-10-21T20:41:01-04:00April 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 [...]

March 2017

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

2019-10-21T20:41:02-04:00March 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

2017-02-27T23:24:00-05:00February 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

2019-10-21T20:41:02-04:00February 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

2019-10-21T20:41:03-04:00February 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

Legal Notes Regarding Regional MLP Operation and Collaboration

2019-10-21T20:41:03-04:00January 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 [...]