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Sheffield residents say they are frustrated by internet speeds. The town now has a survey to gauge their speeds and gather other data as it considers whether to build its own fiber-optic network.
After several years of negotiating and logistical hassles, fiber-optic cables and routers will be installed downtown for free, public Wi-Fi that likely will be ready by summer.
When the coronavirus pandemic began many of the daily school, shopping and municipal tasks that occurred face-to-face moved online, exacerbating “the digital divide." City officials hope to remedy that with a new public Wi-Fi network.
Pittsfield officials expect to receive an additional $4 million in federal pandemic money, bringing the total to over $40 million. Residents want the city use some of the money for affordable and accessible housing opportunities, mental health services and better supports for families with "at-risk" children or youths.
GREAT BARRINGTON — Town officials still are pressing for utility companies to tell them what it would take to build a fiber-optic hub that wou…
NEW MARLBOROUGH — Sometimes, the internet kicks out during a Zoom class or telehealth meeting. Other times, it’s the phone that goes dead.
BECKET — After more than six years of work, tiny pulses through fiber-optic cable are the light at the end of a tunnel for Becket Broadband.
MONTEREY — After several years of negotiations and a painful wait for broadband, a local internet provider and the state’s broadband funding a…