Baker Administration Unveils New Broadband Framework

Governor Charlie Baker’s administration is rolling out a new framework to bring high-speed internet to rural communities in western Massachusetts.

The plan would give towns more latitude to choose what works best for them. Communities could work with a private provider, run their own network or take a regional approach. To actually deliver the high speed internet – towns could choose cable, fiber optic or wireless. Lenox State Representative Smitty Pignatelli says he supports this flexible approach and hopes the process moves quickly.

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