An open access, fiber-optic middle mile network
- Designed, built, and owned by MBI
- Operated by Axia NGNetworks USA (Axia), now doing business as KCST USA.
The network consists of approximately 1,200 miles of fiber, connecting 123 communities in western and north central Massachusetts. It covers more than one-third of the geographic area of Massachusetts, which has more than 400,000 households and businesses and more than one million residents.
Axia provides wholesale service to local retail Internet Service Providers (ISP).
- ISPs using the network offer broadband services to public safety entities, schools, libraries, medical facilities, town halls, and other Community Anchor Institutions (CAI) already connected to the network.
- ISPs may also provide quotes for and build new extensions to connect additional CAIs and businesses in the region.
UPDATE: Please read the status update on MassBroadband 123 operations.
For any questions, please contact Brian Noyes at (508) 870-0312 X:293 or noyes(at)masstech.org.