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One Year Anniversary of MassVetsAdvisor.org Celebrated

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

June 26, 2013 - State officials and Veterans’ advocates today celebrated the one year anniversary of MassVetsAdvisor.org, a first-in-the-nation web portal that offers enhanced access to services and support for Veterans living in the Commonwealth.

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MassVetsAdvisor portal celebrates inaugural year

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

In the last year, veterans have been able to tap into a new Web portal that provided them with services and support. And on Wednesday, veterans and state officials from the Mass.

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MassTech's Broadband Institute Honored by the Department of Defense for Supporting Military Employee

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April 9, 2013 - The Massachusetts Broadband Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has been awarded the Patriot Award by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the federal Department of Defense. The Patriot Award recognizes employers who provide exceptional support to their Guard and Reserve employees.

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Gov. Deval Patrick joins Farmington students in Otis to unveil broadband link

Friday, April 5, 2013

OTIS -- As routine as saying hello to his teacher, fifth-grader Nathan Reynolds of Farmington River Regional Elementary on Thursday afternoon practiced his Spanish with a group of children a continent away in Colombia via an online video conversation. 

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Mass. Broadband Institute turns up section of middle mile network

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) lit the first segment of its 1,338-route mile MassBroadband 123 network, which will bring services to 51 out of 120 community institutions in the western part of the state. M

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New broadband network launched in Otis, will serve central and western Mass.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

OTIS, Mass. (WWLP) - Some students in the Berkshire County town of Otis are now connecting to the internet and using new technology.

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Massachusetts Broadband Institute opens fiber-optic link from Springfield to Otis and Sandisfield

Thursday, April 4, 2013

OTIS - Fifth and sixth graders at Farmington River Elementary School brushed up on their Spanish and their rocket science Thursday with the help of students in Columbia, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and a high-speed Internet connection from their rural Berkshire County town to d

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State lights first section of statewide broadband connection

Thursday, April 4, 2013

In 2008, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) set its sights on providing the Commonwealth’s underserved businesses, schools and municipalities with affordable high-speed Internet or broadband.

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Governor Patrick Lights First Section of New MassBroadband 123 Fiber-Optic Network

Thursday, April 4, 2013

April 4, 2013 - Governor Deval Patrick today lit the first section of a new 1,200-mile fiber-optic network that will bring high-speed Internet access to underserved areas of western and central Massachusetts. The event was held at the regional Farmington River Elementary School, one of the facilities to be connected to the MassBroadband 123 network.

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Officials Celebrate Launch of Massachusetts Broadband Network with Berkshire Students

Thursday, April 4, 2013

In a crowded gymnasium at the Farmington River School in Otis, Massachusetts, a class of fifth graders seated in front of a large projection screen was able to video chat with students across the world at the Vive Digital broadband center in Bogota, Colombia. S

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