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New England News
7:45 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Telecommunications Firm Launches Rural Networks

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The telecommunications company VTel is rolling out a statewide high-speed communications network that will serve sections of rural Vermont.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Putney Asks Vermont To Provide More Broadband

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Putney voters say a few hundred residents do not have access to affordable broadband Internet and they want Vermont lawmakers to change that.

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New York News
8:30 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Broadband Grants Announced For Upstate Projects

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Governor Cuomo on Friday announced $9 million dollars in grants for five broadband projects in the upstate region.

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New England News
4:04 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Complete Broadband Access a Ways Off in Berkshires

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Internet service is an ongoing issue in much of western Massachusetts and it might be some time before reliable service is available.

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New York News
6:11 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Rep. Gibson Holds Rural Broadband Symposium

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A broadband symposium organized by an upstate New York Congressman brought concerned residents and community leaders together with experts from state and federal government to discuss expanding high-speed internet in rural towns.

Congressman Chris Gibson, a Republican from New York’s 19th Congressional district, organized the event Thursday at SUNY Cobleskill in rural Schoharie County. Gibson said he considers bringing high-speed internet to the rural towns in his district a priority.

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New England News
6:18 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Officials Celebrate Launch of Massachusetts Broadband Network with Berkshire Students

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In a crowded gymnasium at the Farmington River School in Otis, Massachusetts, a class of fifth graders seated in front of a large projection screen was able to video chat with students across the world at the Vive Digital broadband center in Bogota, Colombia…

Students also communicated with staff at NASA’s Godard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Fiber Optic High-Speed Internet Will Come to Western Mass. in March

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A public economic development institute in Massachusetts has released a detailed map of when areas of Western Massachusetts will be connected with a federally funded high-speed internet fiber optic network. The first segments will be operational in the coming months.

At a community meeting in Great Barrington on Tuesday evening, Judy Dumont, and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative announced that the first segments of the fiber-optic MassBroadband 123 network will be lit up this March.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

State of Vermont Moves Broadband Responsibility

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The state of Vermont is dissolving the state office responsible for expanding broadband computer access in the state by moving those responsibilities into the Agency of Commerce and Community Affairs.

The role of the office called Connect Vermont had been to create and expand high-speed broadband access statewide by the end of this year.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Broadband Funding Available to Berkshire Businesses

Small businesses in the Berkshires are being encouraged to apply for a grant that would allow them to expand their use of technology and broadband internet. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

Between now and January 31st, some small businesses in the Berkshires are eligible to apply for funding that would serve to expand their use of broadband technology. The initiative is managed by the Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation, or PERC.

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New England News
6:02 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

State Funding Helps Berkshire County Town Connect to Broadband

Many small communities in Western Massachusetts are still without access to high-speed internet. But today, one small Berkshire town is linking up and will be able to provide its residents and town government with broadband service. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

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