Monthly Archives: April 2019

It’s Official! . . .

AFTER YEARS OF MEETINGS, proposals, more meetings and a blizzard of legal documents, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) has made the official announcement that the four Towns of Florida, Hawley, Monroe and Savoy will be jointly receiving up to $2.3 Million in grant money to build a high-speed wireless network. The money source for this project is MBI’s Last Mile program and the prime contractor/vendors are WiValley and OTELCO.

Here’s the official press release (4/3/2019:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Announces Last Mile Grant to Bring Wireless Internet to Florida, Hawley, Monroe, & Savoy

MBI Award to WiValley, Inc., will Support Construction of a Cutting-Edge Wireless Network that will Deliver Internet to the Vast Majority of Premises in the Four Towns

OTELCO Will Manage Completed Network and Service Offerings to Over 1,000 Households

WESTBOROUGH – The Massachusetts Broadband Institute, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has finalized an agreement with WiValley-MA, Inc., on a grant of up to $2,315,461 to construct and operate a wireless network that will bring high-speed internet connectivity to the towns of Florida, Hawley, Monroe, and Savoy. The four towns have agreed to aggregate their allocations under the Last Mile program and have entered into a separate 10-year agreement with WiValley, which will construct the wireless network and offer service to over 1,000 households in conjunction with Maine-based OTELCO, which will provide wireless internet and telephone services.  Continue reading

Governor Reopens Springfield Office . . .

THE TOWN HAS RECEIVED A COMMUNICATION from Governor Baker’s office in Springfield announcing the reopening of that facility.

According to an email by staff member Will Ramsdell, the Governor would like to hear input from residents on a variety of subjects.
Contact information for the Governor’s Springfield office is as follows:
William Ramsdell
Western Mass Office of the Governor
436 Dwight St. Suite 300
Springfield, MA. 01103
(413)- 784- 1200

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