Monthly archives: February, 2019

Coalition meeting update

The Northampton High-speed Community Network Coalition met last night to assess our progress and figure out where to go from here. The obvious topic of discussion: Mayor Narkewicz’s recent decision to add funds to the city’s capital plan to study the costs and viability of a community network for our city. It kind of came …

Can you join us Thursday at 7PM at City Hall?

If you have been following us, you know that on February 7, the mayor announced on Facebook and Twitter that he proposes spending $80,000 in FY2020 and FY2021 to study the viability of a community network for Northampton. This will be done by adding the money to the city’s capital improvement plan. FY2020 begins on …

Next steps in a Northampton Community Network

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz’s proposal adding $80,000 to the city’s capital improvement plan for two years starting July 1 to study a community network is great news. But what does this mean? Is a community network a done deal now? When can construction commence? Naturally, it’s not that simple. The mayor’s proposal is the first …

A good meeting with Ward 7 counselor Alisa Klein

We met with Alisa Klein last Thursday. Alisa is Northampton’s Ward 7 city counselor. It was a cold day to meet but hot tea and hot chocolate at Bread Euphoria helped warm us up. Alisa was very interested in our initiative and we can count on her as a supporter should the issue come up …