MBI funds town of Mt. Washington fiber optic network

The modest Town Hall in Mt. Washington, population 150, where residents voted to support the installation of a fiber optic broadband telecommunications network to each household. The project has received the backing of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute and should be completed in 2017.

Mt. Washington — After a worrisome “pause” by the Baker-Polito administration on $40 million to bring high speed Internet to rural western Massachusetts, this tiny town scored big this week when the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) approved a $230,000 grant to build a fiber optic network here.

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