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Pittsfield Gets $100K Grant for Public Wi-Fi Infrastructure

The $99,750 awarded through the state's Community Compact program is the third information technology grant Pittsfield's received in the past five years toward its public wireless infrastructure. The city received $95,000 in 2019 for of Wi-Fi infrastructure for internal and public use and $40,000 in 2017 for switching infrastructure to enable telephone system consolidation.

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Polito, State Officials Hear From North County Business Leaders

Business leaders at three largest communities in North County had a similar message for state officials: There's lots of opportunities but the pandemic and other conditions are making it hard to find workers and raising costs for materials and supplies, and that infrastructure, including quality housing, is lacking.

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Governor, State Officials Mark 'Last Mile' Connections in Becket

It took more than a decade, two governors, a "tenacious" lieutenant governor, and a collaboration between communities and utilities to finally bring the promise of "last mile" broadband to this small hilltown. The first customers went on line in June and the entire project is expected to be completed by fall of next year.