Officials Celebrate Launch of Massachusetts Broadband Network with Berkshire Students

WAMC Northeast Public Radio
Thursday, April 4, 2013

In a crowded gymnasium at the Farmington River School in Otis, Massachusetts, a class of fifth graders seated in front of a large projection screen was able to video chat with students across the world at the Vive Digital broadband center in Bogota, Colombia. Students also communicated with staff at NASA’s Godard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The Skype demonstration was held at a ceremony to announce the completion of the first segment of the new 1,200-mile MassBroadband 123 fiber optic network.   Find out more