New Marlborough Broadband Committee meeting Thursday to discuss bringing high-speed internet to town

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NEW MARLBOROUGH — The Broadband Committee will meet at 4:30 pm. Thursday at Town Hall to discuss efforts to bring broadband internet to the town.

The committee will be reviewing a draft of the town's Request For Proposal document for companies interested in providing internet service to the town.

"While we know who the likely respondents are, based on informal proposals at hand, we might generate some new interest as well," Broadband Committee Chairman Richard Long said. "The purpose for our meeting this week is to review, edit, and modify the draft RFP as appropriate."

New Marlborough was previously part of a multi-town effort to use Frontier Communications to build and service the town's fiber-optic networks, but ended the relationship because the cost to the town became too high, Long said.

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz can be reached at horecchio@berkshireeagle.com, @HavenEagle on Twitter and 413-770-6977.

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