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

Berkshire Eagle
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. The Spanish lesson done via a projector screen had a lot of fanfare with Gov. Deval Patrick, legislators, and local officials in attendance because the conversation was only possible because of a new fiber-optic line that runs from Springfield to Sandisfield.  Find out more