Monthly archives: August, 2018

New logo and outreach efforts

Thanks to supporter Tina for designing a new logo for our initiative. We plan to integrate it into this site soon. Tina also created a new Facebook page. Please like it as it spreads the word about our initiative. While we are hopeful the mayor will remain supportive of this initiative, we think it’s important …

How much would you save with a Northampton Community Network?

One thing is clear: if the City of Northampton builds a community network, subscribers should save boatloads of money. Comcast’s effective monopoly on Internet services in Northampton is very profitable for them. Figuring out exactly what you pay for Internet service from Comcast is complex by design. When you sign up for service, you can …

August 2nd meeting update

We met last night at NCTV, just a few of us as many regulars were on vacation or were unavailable. Our central concern is how to move a community network forward in Northampton. Currently actions by the city are on hold while we wait for feedback from the mayor, hopefully within the next few weeks. …

Mayor Narkewicz: hang on a few more weeks

On May 21, after a meeting with the mayor, city CIO Antonio Pagan, Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Suzanne Beck and the coalition, at the mayor’s request the coalition began refining surveys to be used to determine community support for a Northampton Community Network. On June 18, after much vetting and a number …