Southern Berkshire Technology Committee Bringing Broadband to Life
  • May
    4

    Go to Wired West to find out the most current information on getting fiber to the home.

    Click here to find the Participating Towns  and the status of their vote to move forward.

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  • Nov
    24

    Members of the SBTC recently had the opportunity to meet, and tour the Southern Berkshires with one of the country's top broadband architect/engineers, Dr. Andrew Cohill, of Design Nine. Much information was gleaned that will facilitate the first steps of the complex task of planning and building a future-proof, regional last-mile fiber network in our region. See Andrew's blog here about his experience meeting with us: http://www.designnine.com/news/

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  • May
    27

     

    Governor Deval Patrick 5/26/09 MBI meetnig

     

    Governor Deval Patrick at the May 26th public forum in New Salem on the status of efforts to bring state-of-the-art broadband Internet capability to western Massachusetts.

    Photo by Bob Lichter.

     

     

     

     

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  • May
    27

    The Communicators: Broadband and the Obama Stimulus Plan
    Sharon Gillet, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Dept. of Telecommunications & Cable, and Joanne Hovis, Nat’l Assn. of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors, Board Member, give their perspectives on the current provisions for broadband included in the House and Senate stimulus bills. Guest host is Jeff Silva of RCR Wireless News. Program from Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009.

     

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  • Oct
    25

    On October 25th, representatives from the SBTC met with State Telecommunications Commissioner Sharon Gillett to emphasize the importance of enabling broadband for all citizens of the Berkshires; forward our nominee for the MBI board; discuss appropriate technologies; and offer our resources to support her office and the MBI in achieving the rollout of broadband infrastructure in the towns represented by the SBTC.

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  • Aug
    5

    On August 5th, in Great Barrington, SBTC committee members presented Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick with a signed and ratified copy of an agreement between the Towns of the Southern Berkshires to create the Southern Berkshire Technology Committee. The letter outlined the importance of broadband access to the long-term vitality of the region and also voiced the SBTC’s intent to play an important and constructive role working with the Massachusetts Broadband Institute and other parties to develop a technologically robust plan for bringing broadband to the Commonwealth’s under-served towns with all due speed.

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