Mount Washington, Mass. Lights Its Fiber Network at Last

Date: 6 Nov 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

After a long and arduous process, the folks in Mount Washington, Massachusetts, were finally able to light up their publicly owned fiber optic network last week. According to resident and Select Board Chair Eleanor Tillinghast, “We are thrilled. We’re going to be the envy of everyone.” It’s Finally Here As we reported last month, the community was eagerly anticipating the … Read More

Mount Washington, Massachusetts, Set To Debut New FTTH Network

Date: 12 Oct 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mount Washington, Massachusetts, is set to light up its new Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network this month. By “building our own Fiber-to-the-Home broadband network, we are taking an important step in securing our community’s long-term vitality and sustainability,” says Selectboard Member Gail Garrett. Mount Washington Recap Mount Washington is nestled within the forested Taconic Mountains area located in the … Read More

A Look Into CERO Cooperative & the Waste Stream

CERO Cooperative, Inc. was founded as a means to create environmentally friendly jobs for Boston’s underemployed and unemployed populations. Activists, joined by the Boston Workers Alliance and the MassCOSH Immigrant Worker Center, came together in recognition of a market opportunity in an emerging green economy. After learning about the planned state organic waste ban, they began … Read More

Fiber-to-the-Home Funding On Summer Ballot In Lyndon Township, Michigan

Date: 26 Jun 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In August, voters in Lyndon Township, Michigan, will decide whether or not they want to approve a plan to invest in publicly owned fiber optic Internet infrastructure. It’s All In The Mills Voters are being asked to approve a millage increase of 2.9 over a 20-year period. In other words, property taxes will increase approximately $2.91 … Read More

Boston Bringing Broadband Ready Ranking To Real Estate

Date: 24 Jun 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Tenants often don’t know what level of Internet access they can expect in a new office location or home until they are already committed to moving in. Boston aims to change the unpredictability and improve the city’s connectivity by working with WiredScore to establish a Broadband Ready Building Questionnaire as part of the city’s planning and … Read More

The New 1,600 MW Solar Program for Massachusetts Really is SMART

Date: 11 Apr 2017 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

With nearly 1500 megawatts, Massachusetts has the seventh-greatest solar energy capacity in the country, enough to power a quarter-million homes. It has the second-most solar jobs, with over 14,500. Already in a leading position, Massachusetts in January developed a new incentive program to double its solar capacity to over 3 gigawatts. It’s a fascinating blast from … Read More

Shutesbury, Massachusetts to Charter Communications: “No Thanks, Bye.”

Date: 21 Mar 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Even though they don’t have to chip in any local funds, the town of Shutesbury, Massachusetts, rejected Charter’s proposal to build a hybrid fiber coaxial network in their community. They don’t consider the proposal a “good long-term solution to bring broadband to our town” and prefer to build a publicly owned fiber-optic network for future-proof technology, provider accountability, and local … Read More

Amid Murky Energy Outlook, Some Reasons To Be Thankful [Infographic]

Date: 22 Nov 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Without a clear policy plan from President-Elect Donald Trump, the nation’s energy future hangs in the balance. But in a year that saw an influx of state-level ballot initiatives targeting action in the energy sector, a murky (or hostile) federal landscape will only deepen calls for action in statehouses and city halls. Despite the unclear future, … Read More

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