LEVERETT, Massachusetts, October 1, 2015 – The first segment of the “last mile” fiber optic network in Western Massachusetts will launch on Friday afternoon with a community event here featuring the president of the state senate, leading state broadband advocates, and an official from the U.S. Commerce Department.
Dubbed LeverettNet, the municipal network is the first last mile project built off of the MassBroadband 123 fiber-optic middle mile network.
MassBroadband 123 was funded by the Commerce Department’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program of the 2009 federal stimulus legislation. The middle-mile network brought fiber-optic connectivity to Leverett in early 2014.
Dozens of other towns in region are planning to build additional fiber to the home last mile networks in their communities.