Winchester, Massachusetts, Defeats Plan for Town and School Technology Fund

Date: 10 Jul 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Winchester, Massachusetts, recently offered voters the chance to create a special fund earmarked for school and government technology infrastructure. The question came during the special election to fill an empty Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry. The technology fund proposal, to be funded by taxpayers, did not pass but offers an interesting approach … Read More

Princeton, Massachusetts, Moves to Design Phase

Date: 20 Jun 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Princeton, Massachusetts, continues to move steadily forward with its municipal broadband initiative. We first reported on the community’s plans in the Spring of 2012. The community approved funding for design services in May and recently hired G4S Technology to design the FTTH network for municipal government, schools and residents. The Digital Journal reports: The design will … Read More

CapeNet Celebrates Launch

Date: 18 Jun 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

CapeNet is officially open throughout Cape Cod. Cape Cod Today reports Governor Deval Patrick, President of Massachusetts’ Senate Therese Murray, and State Senator Dan Wolf spoke on June 14th at an official event titled “This Changes Everything.” Planning for the new fiber network began seven years ago as a joint idea between Cape Cod Community College … Read More

Princeton, Massachusetts, Plans Next Step of Fiber Network

Date: 23 May 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Community members in Princeton, Massachusetts, voted on May 14th to proceed with planning for a next-generation fiber network. The picturesque New England community voted to spend $10,000 on a system design and to establish an entity to operate the network in the future, if the community decides to proceed with the investment. According to News Telegram … Read More

Comcast Cuts Deal in Cape Cod as OpenCape Deployment Continues

Date: 22 May 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

CapeCodToday, recently ran two interviews relating to OpenCape, the publicly owned network nearing completion in Massachusetts. The interviews follow a belated March press release from Comcast, announcing its new service contract with Cape Cod Community College (CCCC). Like some others familiar with the project, we were surprised to see the college choosing Comcast for connectivity instead … Read More

Controversial Mall will not Boost Jobs or Revenue, Study Concludes

Date: 1 Sep 2003 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Developers of a massive shopping center in Leominster, Massachusetts, claim the project will create 869 new jobs and boost the city’s property tax revenue by $400,000 annually. But a study by a nationally recognized land use economist has found that the development will destroy about as many jobs as it creates and provide the city with only $51,000 in additional revenue. To put that into perspective, if the new revenue were used to cut residential property taxes, each of the city’s 17,000 households would save just $3 annually. … Read More

Big Box Stores Drain City Revenue, Study Finds

Date: 1 Feb 2003 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Big box retail, shopping centers, and fast-food restaurants cost taxpayers more than they produce in revenue, according to a fiscal impact analysis in Barnstable, Massachusetts. The study, conducted by Tischler & Associates, compares the tax revenue generated by different kinds of residential and commercial development with the actual cost of providing public services for each land use. Barnstable is a community of 48,000 people on Cape Cod.… Read More

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