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The Wendell Broadband Committee Mission

To facilitate the acquisition or installation of high-speed Internet to Wendell, Shutesbury and Leverett.

  1. Researching technologies with an emphasis on Internet and technology access for the schools, libraries, town halls, police and fire departments, homebound residents, disabled residents, and seniors.
  2. Analyze costs and financing options by gathering information from prospective providers.
  3. Work closely with Wendell's Select Board, making recommendations to the Board regarding providers or technologies.
  4. Find the solutions that will best protect the rural character and pristine natural resources of our community.
  5. Find solutions that afford the most local control, affordable, options and financially self-supporting solutions.
  6. Consulting with, advising, and working closely with Shutesbury / Leverett broadband committees.

Jan 2018 Update from the Joint Broadband Committees

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A number of important pieces of the broadband project have fallen into place since our last newsletter update. On the construction side, we are now solidly into the design process with our partner Westfield Gas and Electric (WGE). A big piece of the operations puzzle fell into place with the Selectboard signing a MoU (memorandum of understanding) with WiredWest to negotiate a contract for their services to manage the network, once it has been built.

December 9, 2015 Broadband Committee Statement

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The Wendell Broadband Committee is committed to working with MBI on make ready and design work.  We are also equally committed to work with WiredWest on implementation of a regional network, while continuing to vet other available network options.

We encourage all parties to be flexible in working together to bring broadband to Wendell and all of Western Massachusetts.


Wendell Broadband Committee Agenda for September 2, 2015 at 7pm

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The Wendell Broadband Committee will meet at the Town Offices on Wednesday September 2, 2015 at 7pm. The Agenda for this meeting is as follows:

  • Approve minutes from the August 19, 2015 meeting.
  • Annoucements
  • Status report: MBI and Make Ready.
  • Begin Comparison of Different Plans
  • Assess Data missing (if any) to continue assessment
  • Question of Hiring a Consultant
  • Items not reasonably anticipated 24 hours in advance
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Broadband Committee


Broadband Construction Committee

Christine Heard, chair
Jeoff Pooser
Doug Tanner
Alistair MacMartin
Nan Riebschlaeger
Wanita Sears

Broadband Operations Committee

Alistair MacMartin, chair
Nan Riebschlaeger
Wanita Sears
Kai Carol Jud
Al MacIntyre
Lou Leelyn
Dan Keller

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Broadband Committee Documents


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