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Virtual Western Mass forum on community broadband shows many towns and cities are exploring municipal networks

Monday a number of local leaders participated in a virtual forum on municipal networks. Two members of the Northampton City Council attended: Bill Dwight (councilor at large) and Gina-Louise Sciarra (councilor at large, council president and mayoral candidate). You can watch the video below: Participants also included representatives from Holyoke, Agawam, West Springfield and Springfield. …

Plainfield takes steps to build community network. Worthington works on complete coverage of Comcast-built network.

Both Plainfield and Worthington in the hilltowns have been passed over by the internet age. Internet connectivity required dialup modems over telephone lines … so 1990s and sizzling speeds up to 56 kilobits per second. DSL lines are also an option at 128k kilobits per second to 3 megabits per second, depending on how far …

A visit to Westfield’s Whip City Fiber

Three of us visited Whip City Fiber in Westfield last Wednesday. Rich Carnall, Whip City’s Senior IT Fiber Architect, gave us a tour of their facilities on Turnpike Industrial Road and answered our questions. Subscribers can get 1 gigabit per second fiber access for about $70/month. Westfield has been incrementally deploying its network across Westfield, …