MBI funds town of Mt. Washington fiber optic network

Berkshire Edge
Sunday, July 3, 2016

The modest Town Hall in Mt. Washington, population 150, where residents voted to support the installation of a fiber optic broadband telecommunications network to each household. The project has received the backing of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute and should be completed in 2017.

Mt. Washington — After a worrisome “pause” by the Baker-Polito administration on $40 million to bring high speed Internet to rural western Massachusetts, this tiny town scored big this week when the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) approved a $230,000 grant to build a fiber optic network here.

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