On Friday, Leverett Toasts the First of the ‘Last Mile’ Fiber Optic Networks in Western Massachusetts
October 2nd, 2015
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.
Massachusetts Broadband Institute Appoints Eric Nakajima as Next Director
December 23rd, 2014
From the Massachusetts Broadband Institute newsletter: December 23, 2014 – We are delighted to report that the MBI Board has voted to appoint Eric Nakajima as the next Director of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute at MassTech. As the Commonwealth’s Assistant Secretary for Innovation Policy, Eric has been directly involved with shaping the MBI’s strategy for […]
Broadband Conference in Western Massachusetts Aims to Highlight Internet’s Role in Economic Development
September 5th, 2014
September 5, 2014 – Broadband Communities Magazine is hosting its third annual conference on the role that broadband plays in economic development from Tues., Sept. 16 through Thurs., Sept. 18 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The conference builds on successful prior event held in Danville, Virginia, in fall 2012; and in Tinley Park, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, […]