Press Releases

MassTech's Broadband Institute Honored by the Department of Defense for Supporting Military Employee

April 9, 2013 - The Massachusetts Broadband Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has been awarded the Patriot Award by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the federal Department of Defense. The Patriot Award recognizes employers who provide exceptional support to their Guard and Reserve employees.

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Governor Patrick Lights First Section of New MassBroadband 123 Fiber-Optic Network

April 4, 2013 - Governor Deval Patrick today lit the first section of a new 1,200-mile fiber-optic network that will bring high-speed Internet access to underserved areas of western and central Massachusetts. The event was held at the regional Farmington River Elementary School, one of the facilities to be connected to the MassBroadband 123 network.

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Segments of Fiber-Optic Network MassBroadband 123 will be Operational in March

January 28, 2013 - The Massachusetts Broadband Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MBI) today announced that the first segments of the new fiber-optic MassBroadband 123 network will be operational in March 2013.

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Boston Small Businesses Win Funding for Technology Adoption

January 7, 2012 - The Massachusetts Broadband Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MBI) and Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation announced today that 12 small businesses will receive grant funding to help incorporate technology into their businesses and technical support to teach them how best to use the technology.

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National Study Ranks Massachusetts as a Leading Broadband State

December 7, 2012 - This week, a major technology-sector CEO’s group ranked Massachusetts second in their national Broadband Index study. The study, released by TechNet, uses benchmarks such as public-sector leadership, investment, and public/private collaboration, to chart how each state develops high-speed Internet connectivity to grow strong economies and vibrant communities.

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WiSpring and MBI Announce Internet Service to Tyringham

October 25, 2012 - WiSpring, a local wireless Internet service provider, and the MBI announced today that Tyringham, a small, rural community in Southern Berkshire County with a population of 350 people now has high-speed broadband Internet access.

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First Customers Live on New MassBroadband 123 Network

September 21, 2012 - At an event today, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute at the Mass Tech Collaborative announced the MassBroadband 123 network has started serving its first customers, Crocker Communications and Health New England.

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MBI Named Broadband Organization of the Year by NATOA

September 14, 2012 - The Massachusetts Broadband Institute has been named the Broadband Organization of the Year by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), a major, national voice connecting local government issues and the public interest with national-level policy makers.

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MBI, MeHI, Senator Downing and Berkshire Health Systems Discuss The Future Of Health Care

September 12, 2012 - Massachusetts Broadband Institute and Massachusetts e-Health Institute officials joined State Senator Ben Downing and members of Berkshire Health Systems today to meet with health care providers and administrators at Berkshire Medical Center to discuss the state’s efforts to accelerate e-health initiatives and expand broadband access.

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MBI Announces Agreement with Lightower Fiber Networks

January 4, 2012 - The Massachusetts Broadband Institute announced an important agreement with Lightower Fiber Networks to provide long-term access to fiber-optic cable that will connect the MassBroadband 123 network to the major Internet connection point in Boston.

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