December 4, 2020 FHMS Broadband Update from Lark Thwing

As promised, we are moving forward with the FHMS network infrastructure. By Friday December 11, we will have completed the Phase 3 sites including the Stetson Road site, as well as the site on West Hawley Road near Savoy Road, the site near Shrimpton’s on Forge Hollow Road, and the site near 129 East Hawley Road.

For months the site at Forget Road east of Grout Rd, the Forget Road site near Sidehill farm/Doane Cemetery, the site at the top of West Hill Rd above Stumpsprouts,  and the Berkshire East site have been operational.

If you live near one of these eight sites and want broadband, please contact Kate Albert at WiValley. Her email is and her phone is 603-546-7204.

Provide her with your name, address, city, phone and email address. She will reach out to you.

Phase 4 sites are in the works. Poles are already up at the Hawley Town Hall and the East Hawley Rd site near Yates/Scott. By Christmas we expect to have poles installed on Plainfield Rd near the Scott farm and at the Lawless site, the big house on the cliff overlooking west Hawley. We expect these Phase 4 sites to be operational by end of year.

Hawley currently has 36 customers connected and the entire network has 172 homes connected.

Once Phase 4 infrastructure is all up, we will be focusing on the Borden Mountain site. The permitting there is much more complicated. We are also seeking permission from the Town of Heath to install a pole there to provide service to the northeastern corner of Hawley-Dodge Corner area.

Once ALL planned infrastructure is up, we will focus on installations and system tweaking to maximize our service capability.

Thank you for your patience.

Lark Thwing, FHMS Chair

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