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Access to Broadband Internet Expands in Western Mass.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

OTIS, Mass. - High-speed internet is reaching areas across the state that had previously been underserved.

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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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Rural Broadband Set for Summer Completion, but Years Away from Residential Connection

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

AMHERST - This week, Massachusetts officials will mark the opening of the first segment of the publicly funded broadband network that will bring high-speed Internet to rural communities in western and central parts of the state. The network has been years in the making.

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Veterans focus of visit by Murray

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

ATTLEBORO - There are about 400 state and federal benefits for veterans, but finding them can be frustrating because they're scattered among different departments in three levels of government.

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Segments of Fiber-Optic Network MassBroadband 123 will be Operational in March

Monday, January 28, 2013

January 28, 2013 - The Massachusetts Broadband Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MBI) today announced that the first segments of the new fiber-optic MassBroadband 123 network will be operational in March 2013.

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Project to expand broadband access ready to go soon

Friday, January 25, 2013

BOSTON (WWLP) - An ambitious project to extend broadband internet to all of western Massachusetts is expected to be operational in a matter of months.

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Boston Small Businesses Win Funding for Technology Adoption

Monday, January 7, 2013

January 7, 2012 - The Massachusetts Broadband Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MBI) and Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation announced today that 12 small businesses will receive grant funding to help incorporate technology into their businesses and technical support to teach them how best to use the technology.

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