Governor Patrick Lights Up Fiber-Optic Network In Otis

Thursday, April 4, 2013

OTIS, Mass. - If a teacher pulled up a YouTube video for students at Farmington River Elementary School, every classroom's DSL connection bogged down. But now, the buffering, buffering, buffering is gone. The MassBroadband Institute has been installing fiber-optic cable across the state — connecting rural towns to high-speed Internet. The "middle mile" is 75 percent complete and the first section was lit up on Thursday at Farmington, one of 1,200 "anchor" sites in Western Massachusetts.  Find out more