Category «Communications»

Comcast increases prices

It should not be a surprise that being a monopoly, Comcast can raise prices at will. Most rate increases for 2019 affect their Cable TV offerings. One Internet plan price has been raised. The Blast! package (up to 250 mbps) is now $94.95/month, up $2/month from $92.95/month. Their rate sheet is here. Price increases affect …

For some odd reason, Charlemont doesn’t want Comcast to build their community network

In case you don’t know where Charlemont is, it’s roughly halfway between Greenfield and North Adams on Route 2. Anyhow, after waiting in vain for the private sector to connect them to the Internet, Comcast agreed that for a $462,123 subsidy, they would wire the town with Internet. But of course Comcast would end up owning …

South Hadley getting fiber to the home – why can’t Northampton?

South Hadley is going full community network! The town of South Hadley last month approved a proposal by the South Hadley Electric Light Department (SHELD) to build a community network for its 17,000 citizens. This is despite South Hadley having two internet providers already: Verizon and Comcast. SHELD is a municipal light plant allowed under Massachusetts …

New logo and outreach efforts

Thanks to supporter Tina for designing a new logo for our initiative. We plan to integrate it into this site soon. Tina also created a new Facebook page. Please like it as it spreads the word about our initiative. While we are hopeful the mayor will remain supportive of this initiative, we think it’s important …