Monthly Archives: April 2019

Alton, ME Voters Approve $150,000 to Expand Fiber Broadband to All Town Locations

Alton residents voting during their annual town meeting.

Alton, ME Voters Approve $150,000 to Expand Fiber Broadband to All Town Locations This municipal broadband project is to be a collaboration between OTELCO, the Town of Alton and the ConnectME Authority ALTON and NEW GLOUCESTER, ME (April 4, 2019) – OTELCO, the incumbent telecommunications provider to the Town of Alton, is pleased to announce that it will proceed with a collaboration that will allow the company to build a town-wide broadband network. At the… Read more »

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Announces Last Mile Grant to Bring Wireless Internet to Florida, Hawley, Monroe, & Savoy

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Announces Last Mile Grant to Bring Wireless Internet to Florida, Hawley, Monroe, & Savoy MBI Award to WiValley, Inc., will Support Construction of a Cutting-Edge Wireless Network that will Deliver Internet to the Vast Majority of Premises in the Four Towns OTELCO Will Manage Completed Network and Service Offerings to Over 1,000 Households WESTBOROUGH – The Massachusetts Broadband Institute, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has finalized an agreement with WiValley-MA, Inc.,… Read more »

One size does not fit all: Three approaches to community broadband networks

One of the first decisions a community needs to make in bringing broadband to residents is what sort of network to operate. Should the network be closed, with one ISP providing service to residents; open and lit, providing the basic infrastructure for potentially competing ISPs; or open with dark fiber leased to competing ISPs? Read more from Trevor Jones in this month’s Connectivity Matters column in Broadband Communities magazine.