OTIS, Mass. (WWLP) – Governor Deval Patrick was in Otis on Thursday morning to light the first section of a new 1,200 mile fiber-optic network that will bring high-speed Internet access to parts of central and western Massachusetts.
The event was held at the Farmington River Elementary School, which will be connected to the network, which is called MassBroadband 123.
The network will provide Internet connections for more than 120 Massachusetts communities.
22News reporter Laura Hutchinson was there, and will have details on the project on 22News starting at 5.
It is a great time to find the ISP that may offer services, best price, equipment, etc. for your library needs. Make sure the ISP knows what you see for the future of your library!
If you are a library listed below, MLS is working with MBLC and ISPs regarding choices and pricing. We will keep you posted on any developments as they become available. Please contact MLS with questions.
As the MBI Project becomes more and more of a reality, information is being disseminated in many different ways. Recently we were asked to participate in a local television spot regarding MBI and Libraries. (discussion of library specifics begins around 11 minutes in)
The TV Spot will be shown on area local stations (community channels).
We hope you enjoy it!
AXIA MassBroadband123: Broadband Expansion into Western Massachusetts: