Who Is Killing the Towns of Western Massachusetts?
Susan Crawford

You probably heard this last night, but Gov. Baker took credit for bringing broadband to western MA. From his State of the Commonwealth address:

“We all know that High-speed internet has become central to the ways we communicate, learn and do business. But too many communities in Western Mass still don’t have access to this essential service.

“That’s why this past May we completely overhauled the Last Mile program for our rural communities.

“We started with 53 towns lacking high speed internet access.

“And while there’s still more work to be done, in just six months we’ve moved a dozen towns forward.

“That’s more progress on local broadband access than in the last five years.”

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