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Two South Hadley neighborhoods to have gigabit fiber to the home by July

From masslive.com: For the past 18 months, SHELD has been “gearing up” and planning for the residential component. “We’re launching fiber right now. We’re constructing into what we call “Fiberhood” areas,” he said, “which will roughly serve 250 to 300 customers.” Fitzgerald expects the first two neighborhoods will have gigabit-speed internet by July. He added …

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 …