$40 Million for Broadband – in Goshen!

Andrew Baker, Executive Director of the Hilltown CDC in Chesterfield, MA writes:

Great news! Governor Patrick is coming to Goshen on Monday, August 4, 2008 to sign the $40 million Broadband Bond Bill recently approved by the Legislature (see your invitation to the ceremony below). The bill provides funds to assist telecommunications providers in bringing broadband service to all residents in all of Massachusetts’ unserved and under-served communities.

This is the long-awaited funding bridge to a universal access solution to the digital divide. Let’s come out and thank the Governor and our Legislators for approving this funding. If you plan to attend, RSVP to Broadband@masstech.org

See you at the Town Hall in Goshen.

—– Original Message —–
From: Broadband@masstech.org
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 2:30 PM
Subject: Invitation – Broadband bill signing

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Patrick Administration, it is my pleasure to invite you to join Governor Patrick and many of our esteemed colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature for a special broadband legislation signing ceremony on Monday, August 4th at the Goshen Town Hall in Goshen, Massachusetts. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 am, and we ask that guests arrive by 9:30 am.

Governor Patrick will sign into law recently enacted broadband legislation that will bring robust, affordable broadband services to the unserved citizens and businesses of Massachusetts.

This bill signing is an important step in closing the digital divide in Massachusetts. The new broadband services that result from this legislation will have positive and lasting impacts on education, healthcare, job growth, and the vitality of our Commonwealth’s economy.

If you plan to attend this event, we request that you RSVP to this email address by Friday, August 1st at 12:00 pm in order that we can plan accordingly.

We hope to see you in Goshen on August 4th.

Sincerely,

Daniel O’Connell
Secretary, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Directions & Parking Information

Goshen Town Hall is located at 40 Main Street (Route 9) in Goshen, Massachusetts. Parking for guests will be available across the street from Town Hall.

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