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Heath Joins WiredWest Charter Members

March 29th, 2020|Categories: News, Stories, Top Stories|

Welcome Heath At the March 18 Board of Directors Meeting, Art Schwenger, the delegate from Heath, presented the signed contract to operate their network with WiredWest once it's built. Heath has been a valued member of [...]

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Becket Joins WiredWest Charter Members

January 10th, 2020|Categories: News, Stories, Top Stories|

Welcome Becket On January 8, the Town of Becket decided to sign on with WiredWest to operate their network once it's built. Becket has been a valued member of WiredWest since it's inception, and has [...]

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The Benefits of Broadband

October 10th, 2019|Categories: News, Stories, Top Stories|

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. [...]

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WiredWest Is Town’s Cheaper Operator For Broadband, Say Consultants

June 23rd, 2018|Categories: News, Stories, Top Stories, Get the Latest Info|

“WiredWest Is Town’s Cheaper Operator For Broadband, Say Consultants” By Katie Nolan Montague Reporter April 19, 2018 WENDELL - On Tuesday night, Jim Crowley of Holyoke Gas and Electric (HG&E) and Brian Richards of PineRidge Consulting presented a joint Wendell broadband committee and selectboard meeting with a comparison of costs for the town to operate a broadband network as an independent operator, or as a member of the WiredWest regional cooperative. The consultants considered administrative costs such as insurance, electrical power for the network electronic equipment, pole licensing, accounting, audits, legal fees, maintenance of the cables and other outdoor equipment, internet service provider (ISP) subscriber fees, and network backhaul (high bandwidth connection from the town’s electronic operation location to their wholesale ISP). The consultants’ report concluded that “Over time, as operator of a regional cooperative network, WiredWest could offer a better value to all members towns, as opposed to operating their network independently.” Because the consultants’ presentation and committee and citizen questions continued from 7pm until after 9pm, the joint meeting tabled all of its other agenda items, including item #9, “Possibility of revoting Town authorization of Broadband project,” until Tuesday, April 24 at 7pm. Approximately a dozen citizens attended the meeting, including Robbie Leppzer, author of an open letter to the selectboard affirming “strong support for building a municipally-owned broadband network in Wendell,” and other signers of this letter. Here is a link to download the full report (PDF - 1 MB): www.turningtide.com/…/Comparison_of_Broadband_Operational_M…

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