Monthly archives: April, 2018

A chat with the city manager of Sanford, Maine

Yesterday three of us had a conference call with Steven Buck, the city manager for Sanford, Maine. We wanted to learn more about their emerging community network and the issues they have experienced. Sanford is a city in Maine with about 20,000 people and sits about 30 miles southwest of Portland, Maine. Sanford is building …

A visit to Westfield’s Whip City Fiber

Three of us visited Whip City Fiber in Westfield last Wednesday. Rich Carnall, Whip City’s Senior IT Fiber Architect, gave us a tour of their facilities on Turnpike Industrial Road and answered our questions. Subscribers can get 1 gigabit per second fiber access for about $70/month. Westfield has been incrementally deploying its network across Westfield, …

Summary of April 5, 2018 meeting

A number of us met Thursday at Northampton Community TV to discuss what we’ve done so far and our next steps. Bill Stathis, Sales Manager for Crocker Communications and Brad Munroe of Fujitsu Network Communications stopped by to give us their experiences on working on community network initiatives. Fujitsu is a partner of Crocker Communications. …