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

Springfield Republican
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 downtown Springfield. The Massachusetts Broadband Institute inaugurated the first leg of its MassBroadband 123 Fiber-Optic Network on Thursday, a 35-mile, high-speed fiber-optic link from Sandisfield through Otis to the region’s Internet hub at the Springfield Technical Community College Technology Park at Federal and State streets.  Find out more