Hilltown Families


The Hilltown Community Development Corporation writes: As you well know, many areas in western Massachusetts are unserved by basic broadband services. In 2008, the state legislature and Governor Patrick established the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) to help bring broadband access to all unserved citizens, starting in Western Mass. The MBI is now applying for federal infrastructure funding to build an advanced fiber-optic network in the region. This “middle mile” network will be… Read More

SENATE PASSES BROADBAND STIMULUS BILL Steps Taken to Ensure Massachusetts is Eligible for Maximum Amount of Federal Funding to Support Broadband Deployment Initiatives Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) announces today the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives passed legislation enabling the Commonwealth to take full advantage of federal stimulus funds authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for broadband deployment initiatives. Downing, a major proponent of legislation in 2008 establishing… Read More

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