Building Networks

The MBI and its partners are investing in, supporting, and facilitating the new infrastructure needed to bring affordable, high-speed broadband to underserved areas across the Commonwealth.

There are still some areas of the Commonwealth that do not have access to high-speed Internet, because these areas do not have the physical infrastructure that is needed to access high-speed Internet. As a result, MBI is focused on building the physical infrastructure that makes it possible to deliver broadband services.

As the Federal Communications Commission explained:

"Broadband is the great infrastructure challenge of the early 21st century. Like electricity a century ago, broadband is a foundation for economic growth, job creation, global competitiveness and a better way of life."

The MBI’s investments center around the new MassBroadband 123 network recently deployed in the western and central regions of the Commonwealth, but also includes support for communities, organizations and providers statewide.

The MBI has is also providing grants and technical support and continues to build collaborations designed to leverage the deployment of new Last Mile networks and improve broadband access in Massachusetts.