Monthly archives: February, 2019

City Council approves in concept study of Northampton Municipal Network

Note: This post was updated to note the City Council’s approval was in concept. Last night, the Northampton City Council approved in concept funding for a study of a Northampton municipal network. The issue was discussed as part of Mayor Narkewicz’s capital fund plan, which was presented to the Council last night. By approving the …

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 …

Mayor Narkewicz proposes feasibility study for Northampton community network

Great news! After nearly a year of effort and much coalition building, Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz has added money to the city’s capital improvement plan to study the feasibility of a community network for Northampton. It was announced in a couple of places, including Facebook. The money is requested for fiscal year 2020. We believe …