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Our town-owned network, Wendell NET, is built, tested, certified, and ready for home installation at long last!

Please call Whip City Fiber at 413-485-1251 to schedule your installation appointment.

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If you have not started the process to sign up, head to Wendell NET's website and navigate to the "Click Here to Sign Up" button on the home page to begin the process. Your one-time $99 activation/sign-up fee will be added to your first bill: https://www.whipcityfiber.com/wendell/

 


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The Wendell NET Broadband committee's mission is to facilitate the acquisition and installation of a high-speed Broadband town-owned network in Wendell. We work daily on this goal with an emphasis on high speed access to our schools, library, town hall, police and fire departments, small businesses, home-bound residents, disabled residents, and seniors. We continue to analyze costs and financial options to assure fiscal responsibility during construction and operation of the net. We work closely with Wendell's Selectboard, who is the current acting Board for "Wired Wendell", our Municipal Light Plant (MLP), making recommendations to the Board (MLB) as necessary and appropriate. We also work closely with EOHED, Westfield Gas & Electric, and Whip City Fiber, our NO (network operator) and ISP (internet service provider) to assure that Wendell’s best interests are being served during the design, make-ready, light-up, and operation phases of the network. 

 

Wendell NET Broadband September 2019 Update

When will broadband be available in Wendell?

Since our June update, we have learned that our service date has been pushed out further than January 2020. The delay in large part is due to Verizon’s extended make ready completion date of December 2019. In addition, there are 20 or so other towns utilizing the same project management firm and materials supplier. Due to these factors, and considering winter weather impediments, main construction will likely not begin until the second quarter of 2020. However, there are many other preliminary projects underway that we hope to complete before winter as we move forward diligently each week. We will continue to provide residents with the most up-to-date information as we progress. 

Wendell Broadband June 2019 Update

2018 Annual Report

The committee met in 23 regular sessions throughout the year for a cumulative 51.26 hours of meetings in conjunction with the select board, the acting Municipal Light Plant Board (MLPB), representing 385 human unit hours, committed to regularly scheduled meetings.

Everyone as individuals and groups worked tirelessly beyond the regular meetings to accomplish the necessary assignments to further the effort of bringing a modernized communication network to Wendell within task groups, phone conferencing, inter-town and state sponsored workshops, outreach networking, email responses, government/corporate liaising, not to mention the comprehensive note taking and archiving, and certain research by our volunteer clerk, Wanita Sears.

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