Category «Communications»

Vote Yes on Question 1 … and help promote our campaign

(Easy link for sharing this page: https://tinyurl.com/northamptonquestion1) In about five weeks, Northampton voters will have the chance to vote Yes or No on allowing the city of Northampton to create a Municipal Light Plant (MLP). It’s a bit confusing, but the way for a municipality to create a network to provide Internet service is to first create an MLP. To learn more about why we think a municipal …

WHMP Interview is now online

If you missed our interview on WHMP on Saturday it’s available online for streaming. The recording is about 45 minutes long. Many people received their city surveys. Look for it addressed to “resident”. A business reply envelope is included with the survey, as well as a link to the survey. You can take it now …

No news is good news, we think

In July, our coalition was invited by Mayor Narkewicz to help refine a RFP (Request for Proposal) to study the viability of a municipal network for the city. This was shortly after the City Council approved funding for this first study, which is to survey the community. We traded a few emails with Antonio Pagan, …

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 …