Press Releases

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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MBI Receives Important Federal Approval To Advance MassBroadband 123 Network

March 14, 2011 - The MBI today announced it has received the necessary federal approval to advance the MassBroadband 123 network project. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has formally approved the MBI’s environmental assessment, a critical requirement to commencing the 1,338 mile Internet backbone network build that will expand broadband access in western and north central Massachusetts communities.

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MBI Announces Agreement with Axia NGNetworks USA

February 28, 2011 - The Massachusetts Broadband Institute today announced an agreement with Axia NGNetworks USA,to serve as the network operator for the MassBroadband 123 fiber-optic network.

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