Learn more about MBI's past broadband planning and infrastructure programs.
In early 2014, MBI completed construction of MassBroadband 123 fiber-optic network. The network extends approximately 1,200 miles, connecting over 120 communties in western and north central Massachusetts to high-speed Internet. The project was funded by $45.4 million in federal stimulus grant funds through the Broadband Technology Program (BTOP) and $44.3 million in matching Commonwealth funds from MBI, MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, and MA Information Technology Division.
The MBI provided OpenCape with $5 million in funds to construct a comprehensive middle mile network. The network was completed in 2013, providing broadband access throughout Cape Cod, the Islands and the South Coast.
In 2012, MBI completed a program that issued $335,000 in competitive grant awards to advance last mile solutions and expand broadband connectivity through the planning and deployment of new high-speed Internet access in underserved areas in western and north central Massachusetts.