Monthly archives: May, 2019

Comcast’s local business rates quantified

Back in March, we provided an idea of the costs for businesses in Northampton to get high-speed Internet service from what is pretty much our sole supplier: Comcast. Now we have more details, thanks to coalition member Ryan. Ryan has spent a lot of time on the phone with Comcast trying to quantify these rates. …

Editorial: The Plainfield advantage

In our last post, we posted that the town of Plainfield, Massachusetts, population under 1000, approved the construction of a municipal network. It should be finished in early 2020. Residents will have 1 gigabit per second fiber to the home for $85/month. There are also business plans, ranging from $100 to $800 per month depending …

Third Ward 7 candidate supports municipal broadband

Hanuman Goleman of Florence has thrown his hat into the Ward 7 council race. Ward 7 is located in Leeds and parts of Florence. In an interview with the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Goleman indicated he supports municipal broadband in Northampton. Goleman has plenty of company. The other candidates Penny Geis and Rachel Maiore also support …