Monthly archives: December, 2018

Comcast increases prices

It should not be a surprise that being a monopoly, Comcast can raise prices at will. Most rate increases for 2019 affect their Cable TV offerings. One Internet plan price has been raised. The Blast! package (up to 250 mbps) is now $94.95/month, up $2/month from $92.95/month. Their rate sheet is here. Price increases affect …

For some odd reason, Charlemont doesn’t want Comcast to build their community network

In case you don’t know where Charlemont is, it’s roughly halfway between Greenfield and North Adams on Route 2. Anyhow, after waiting in vain for the private sector to connect them to the Internet, Comcast agreed thatĀ for a $462,123 subsidy, they would wire the town with Internet. But of course Comcast would end up owning …

Time to check in with the mayor

The coalition met Monday night at Free Press in Florence discuss where to go from here. So far we’ve done two outreach events downtown, resulting in 100+ signatures on a petition. As of this morning, we have 424 signatures both on paper and from our online petition. Our question at the meeting was how many …

57 new petition signatures today!

It was a miserable day for a Hot Chocolate Run in Northampton today … steady rain and temperatures not far above freezing. That did not keep thousands of runners and walkers from participating in this event for Safe Passage anyhow. It didn’t deter our coalition either. We parked at the corner of Main Street and …