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Municipal network study to start soon?

Happy New Year News! We’ve been notified by the City’s Chief Information Officer that the Fiber Optic project is a priority for the Mayor’s Office in 2020, with timeline planning meetings being after the holidays. Look for an update from us in the second week of January. 

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, …

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 …

Coalition meeting update – next steps

Our coalition met Tuesday night to figure out where to go from here. It’s flattering to be invited by Mayor Narkewicz to help draft the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the city for a formal survey of the Northampton community.  Since we met with the mayor in July, we have provided Antonio Pagan, the City’s …