Press Releases

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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MBI Announces Grant Awards to Advance Last-Mile Broadband Solutions

June 29, 2011 - The MBI today announced $335,000 in competitive grant awards as part of ongoing efforts to advance last-mile solutions and expand broadband connectivity in underserved areas of Massachusetts.

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MBI Announces An Agreement With ITD And EOPSS

April 25, 2011 -The MBI finalized its agreement with the Massachusetts ITD and EOPSS to advance the MassBroadband 123 network and strengthen public safety and other core services in western and north central Massachusetts.

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MBI Announces Agreement with Springfield to Advance Network

March 21, 2011 - In keeping with the Patrick-Murray Administration’s commitment to expanding broadband access in western Massachusetts, the MBI today announced an important agreement with the City of Springfield to advance the MassBroadband 123 network and provide broadband infrastructure connections for more than 150 schools, libraries, hospitals and public safety entities in Springfield.

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