Gov. Baker touts 'flexible, community-based' solution for rural broadband in Western Massachusetts

BOSTON – Gov Charlie Baker met Tuesday with various municipal leaders from across Western Massachusetts to discuss ways to speed up an ongoing proposal to bring broadband internet access to remote areas of the region.

The meeting comes days after Baker announced appointments to man the helm of the Last Mile Broadband project, an ongoing effort to expand broadband access to remote areas of the state that have little or no access to reliable Internet. With some much of news, entertainment and commerce online, areas without internet are at a disadvantage compared to more populated parts of the state.

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