broadband internet

New England News
12:38 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Western Mass. Towns To Set Their Own Internet Fate

Credit Massachusetts Broadband Institute

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute has reached an agreement with western Massachusetts partners to form a strategy for the final expansion of the commonwealth’s internet venture.

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New York News
4:43 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Cuomo: New York To Probe Time Warner Outage

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says regulators will investigate what caused Time Warner Cable's nationwide Internet outage as the state reviews the company's merger with Comcast Corp.

Cuomo says Wednesday that dependable Internet service is "vital" and that providers have a responsibility to deliver reliable service. He says he has directed the state's Department of Public Service to review the outage as part of its examination of the merger.

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New England News
6:24 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Mass. Broadband Institute Sees Collaboration As Key To Connectivity

Mass. State Sen. Ben Downing, right, speaking at the Massachusetts Broadband Institute conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield Monday. Seated from left to right, MBI Deputy Dir. Ben Dobbs, Axia VP of sales & services Phil Roberts and Berkshire Health Systems CIO Bill Young.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Representatives from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute were in Pittsfield Monday morning to update area leaders on the expansion of fiber-optic internet to the westernmost reaches of the Commonwealth.

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WAMC News
11:00 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Net Neutrality At Issue

Advocates for a free Internet in New York and around the country have been holding hastily-called meetings to analyze a move by the FCC chairman that appears to threaten “net neutrality” by allowing some companies to offer higher speeds at higher prices.

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New England News
5:54 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Gov. Patrick's Funding Supports Ongoing Broadband Efforts

Credit Massachusetts Broadband Institute

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently announced additional funding to ensure efforts to bring broadband internet service to western Massachusetts continue.

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New York News
7:22 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Adirondack Communities Search For Ways To Expand Broadband

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The City of Glens Falls has given a green light to a company that will expand a fiber optic network to bring broadband internet to more subscribers. But other rural communities are taking a different direction.

This week the Glens Falls Common Council voted in favor of a measure that paves the way for company First Light Fiber to wrap fiber-optic high-speed internet cable on existing utility lines.

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