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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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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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MBI Provides $150K in Grant Funding to Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corp. (PERC)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

These grant funds are a means for PERC to encourage small businesses in Berkshire County to increase their use of the Internet.

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Broadband Funding Available to Berkshire Businesses

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Small businesses in the Berkshires are being encouraged to apply for a grant that would allow them to expand their use of technology and broadband internet.

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National Study Ranks Massachusetts as a Leading Broadband State

Friday, December 7, 2012

December 7, 2012 - This week, a major technology-sector CEO’s group ranked Massachusetts second in their national Broadband Index study. The study, released by TechNet, uses benchmarks such as public-sector leadership, investment, and public/private collaboration, to chart how each state develops high-speed Internet connectivity to grow strong economies and vibrant communities.

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Sound Off! Veterans Day Tribute

Monday, November 5, 2012

Watch the Veterans Day edition of Sound Off. The program includes interviews with Seekonk Veterans Service Officer Seth Bai.

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