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 …

Time to check in with the mayor

The coalition met Monday night at Free Press in Florence discuss where to go from here. So far we’ve done two outreach events downtown, resulting in 100+ signatures on a petition. As of this morning, we have 424 signatures both on paper and from our online petition. Our question at the meeting was how many …

57 new petition signatures today!

It was a miserable day for a Hot Chocolate Run in Northampton today … steady rain and temperatures not far above freezing. That did not keep thousands of runners and walkers from participating in this event for Safe Passage anyhow. It didn’t deter our coalition either. We parked at the corner of Main Street and …

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 …

We added GCET pricing to our table of prices

Thanks to supporter Crispin who provided us with pricing on the Greenfield, Massachusetts community network GCET. You can see their plans and rates in the updated table below. One thing to note about GCET, Greenfield’s community network, is that it is a wireless network for residences. More specifically, when you request service they set up a …