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Holyoke: A Massachusetts Municipal Light Plant Seizes Internet Access Business Opportunities
(Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2015)
This case study documents the success of a municipally-owned electric utility in providing Internet access services. Massachusetts has 41 such “munis” –- serving more than 900,000 people and thousands of businesses -– but ...
Citizens Take Charge: Concord, Massachusetts, Builds a Fiber Network
(The Municipal Fiber Project. Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2017)
This report describes a multi-year effort by the town of Concord, Massachusetts, to establish a robust and versatile communications infrastructure to better serve its citizens. The town’s municipal utility, Concord Municipal ...
WiredWest: a Cooperative of Municipalities Forms to Build a Fiber Optic Network
(Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2016)
This report describes WiredWest, a cooperative formed by towns in rural western Massachusetts. WiredWest has put forward a detailed proposal to provide “last-mile” high-speed Internet access connections to homes and ...