MassBroadband 123 Network Construction

In early 2014, MBI completed construction of MassBroadband 123 - approximately 1,200 miles of fiber-optic network connecting 123 communties in western and north central Massachusetts to high-speed Internet. 

MassBroadband 123 map: Network Points of Interconnection

About MassBroadband 123

  • Connects Over 1,100+ public safety entities, schools, libraries, medical facilities, and town halls

  • Serves as a backbone for more than one-third of the geographic area of Massachusetts, with more than 400,000 households and businesses and more than one million residents

  • Provides necessary broadband infrastructure to foster economic growth, improve health care and education, and strengthen public safety


The total cost for MassBroadband 123 was approximately $89.7 million:

  • $45.4 million in federal stimulus grant funds through the Broadband Technology Program (BTOP)
  • $44.3 million in matching Commonwealth funds from MBI, MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, and MA Information Technology Division

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BTOP Program Reports

External BTOP Related Reports

U.S. Public Libraries and BTOP, American Library Association (May 2013)