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City plans to use federal stimulus money to help construct a municipal network

During a virtual meeting on Zoom with Northampton Neighbors on Monday, Mayor Gina-Louise Sciarra answered some of our coalition’s questions regarding a municipal network. Watch the video below. It only takes a few minutes. Among the mayor’s points: No funds are in the city’s budget related to municipal broadband because expenditures related to this will …

What’s the latest on a municipal network?

It’s a question we keep getting asked: what’s the latest on a municipal network for Northampton? It’s a good question. We’re working to get the most up-to-date information, which we’ll share here. You may recall Question 1 on last November’s City ballot. 91% of those voting on the question authorized the City to create a …

Question 1 approved by 91% of voters

In city elections held on Tuesday, Northampton voters overwhelmingly gave the city permission to create a municipal light plant (MLP). An MLP is a legal entity that can be used by municipalities in Massachusetts to create municipal networks. Based on preliminary results, 7426 Yes votes were cast and 705 No votes were cast. This is …

Sign of the times … and a fundraising update

Our lawn signs and bumper stickers have arrived and are starting to get posted! This one was posted on Florence Road by a supporter. We have just four signs remaining but tons of bumper stickers. To get some, fill out our form and we’ll provide the details! If we can raise enough money, we’ll order …