Category «Meetings»

First phase of network study: not quite funded yet

Last Thursday, the Northampton City Council approved Fiscal Year 2020 funding (which starts July 1, 2019) for the city’s departments, including the city’s IT Services Department. That department will presumably be overseeing the study of a municipal network for Northampton. This does not mean that the study’s funding is now approved by the City Council. …

Jeff Christensen’s complete presentation in Florence

Here’s EntryPoint Network’s Jeff Christensen’s complete presentation last Thursday to members of the Northampton High-speed Network Coalition and interested members of the public. One hour and forty-seven minutes were recorded. Our thanks to Northampton Community TV for recording Jeff’s presentation. There’s plenty to dig into here if you are curious about this technology including the …

Jeff Christensen speaks in Florence on how to do community networks right

Jeff Christensen of EntryPoint Networks spoke Thursday night at FreePress in Florence. His topic: how to build municipal networks right. The two-hour meeting was taped by Northampton Community TV and attracted a number of people from outside of Northampton curious to hear him speak. After the video is edited and posted, we’ll make available a …

Meet Jeff Christensen this Thursday at FreePress in Florence

Jeff Christensen and his company, EntryPoint Networks, is helping communities create entrances to the Internet using municipal networks that are open to ALL service providers. This approach dramatically reduces costs, empowers ownership of networks by subscribers and allows multiple service providers to compete for your business over a shared community platform. Jeff has already met …

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 …