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Baker Administration Announces Support for Western Mass. Broadband Expansion

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday his administration was committed to expand broadband Internet access for residents and businesses in Western Massachusetts.

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Program Helps Businesses Harness Internet Technology

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A state program to help small businesses use technology to expand — with Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation at its heart — has shown officials one successful way to support economic growth.

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Governor Patrick Signs Legislation To Support Investments In Massachusetts' Technology Infrastructure

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BOSTON – Wednesday, August 6, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today signed H. 3770, “An Act Financing Information Technology Equipment and Related Projects,” which expands opportunity and access for all Massachusetts residents by making targeted investments in the Commonwealth’s technology infrastructure, including increasing access to broadband for underserved areas of the Commonwealth.

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MBI announces completion of rural high-speed network

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Axia NetMedia Corp. is poised to flip the switch on a new broadband network that will bring high-speed Internet to municipal facilities across Berkshire County.

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High-speed Internet project for Central, Western Mass. complete

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A project designed to increase Internet access for businesses and other organizations across Central and Western regions of the state is complete, according to the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech).

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Central, Western Mass. broadband project complete

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WESTBOROUGH — Officials say a project to bring high-speed Internet access to public safety facilities, town halls, schools, and hospitals in rural Central and Western Massachusetts has been completed.

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Rural Massachusetts Broadband Project Completed

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A project to bring high speed internet access to public libraries, town halls, schools and hospitals in rural western and central Massachusetts has been completed.

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Broadband link to towns complete

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WESTBOROUGH — The Massachusetts Broadband Institute has announced completion of a new, 1,200-mile fiber optic Broadband “backbone” for central and western Massachusetts. What’s next for the “last mile” rural towns of Franklin County?

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Construction, Turnover Complete on New 1,200 Mile Fiber Backbone for Western and Central Massachusetts

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February 18, 2014 - The Massachusetts Broadband Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MBI) recently completed construction and testing of MassBroadband 123, a 1,200-mile fiber-optic network bringing high-speed Internet access directly to 1,200 key facilities in more than 120 western and central Massachusetts communities. MassBroadband 123 is a critical component of the Commonwealth’s strategy to invest in innovation infrastructure in order to create growth and economic opportunity in every corner of the Commonwealth.

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Gov. Deval Patrick pledges $10M to speed broadband

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Governor Deval Patrick announced on Wednesday a $10 million pledge towards a swifter solution to one of its major hurdles: delivering high-speed broadband connections to the homes of people in the state's 45 most unserved and underserved communities.

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