Monthly archives: September, 2019

Shutesbury residents getting wired to municipal network

This doesn’t seem to have made the Daily Hampshire Gazette yet. But according to a Facebook post, some residents of Shutesbury (near Amherst) are now wired to the town’s new municipal network and getting 1 gigabit per second fiber to the home. Congratulations, Shutesbury! With no incumbent cable provider, their previous options were dialup, DSL …

Funding a municipal network

Our coalition has been looking at funding models for a Northampton municipal network. The Ammon, Idaho funding model One intriguing idea is being used in Ammon, Idaho. Its municipal network has its monthly fee broken down into three costs: Maintenance and operations. This is the cost to maintain the network. This is currently $16.50 per …