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Construction is complete, installs are happening in 1/3 of town and we are now entering testing and certification for the remaining portion of town (North of Town Offices). Please drive carefully, slow down when approaching work areas, and practice social distancing with crews and police to keep everyone safe.


If you are in Fiber Service Area 1 (which includes Checkerberry, Cooleyville, Gate Lane, Jennison, Lady Slipper, Locke Hill, Lockes Village, Old Stage, Rush, and West), please call 413-485-1251 to schedule your installation appointment.

Tiers 2 and 3 will be ready for installation very soon! Updates will be posted here and on the Wendell Townsfolk List Serv when these tiers are open for installs. Crews are working as efficiently as possible as they assure the network is built to be reliable in the years to come. 

 

Wendell NET Whip City Fiber

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/

 


Wendell NET Installs by Tri Wire

Wendell NET Field Testing and Installation

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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. 

 

Wireless Internet Hotspots in Town

The Town is sensitive to the need for internet access for our citizens during the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wendell Library has been a long-time hotspot for wireless internet. Under a special initiative from the Baker-Polito Administration, and in partnership with Westfield Gas & Electric/Whip City Fiber and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI), the Town has expanded WiFi access to the Town Offices parking lot.

Town Offices - 9 Morse Village Road
Network Name: WhipCityFiber
No Password Required
Access Area: parking lot

NOTE: Citizens are asked and urged to follow social distancing practices, including not to congregate in groups, remaining in vehicles while accessing the WiFi network, and maintaining six foot distance.  Signage around social distancing measures has been placed in the parking lot.  The Town Offices are currently closed to the public, however our town employees who are reporting for work must still access the building.  Four parking spaces designated for Town employees have been marked with cones.  Town employees will access the building via the front entrance (closest to the road).  Please keep this entrance clear.

Wendell Library - 7 Wendell Depot Road
Network Name: wendelllibrary
No Password Required
Access area: parking lot

NOTE: Citizens are asked and urged to follow social distancing practices, including not to congregate in groups, and to remain in vehicles while accessing the WiFi network, and maintaining six foot distance. The Wendell Library is currently closed to the public.

Wired Wendell / Wendell NET Broadband Committee February 2020 Update

February 20, 2020: Wendell is still waiting for National Grid and Verizon to finish the make ready work on their poles. When that is complete, actual construction of the fiber optic network can begin. The most recent expected start date is March 9th, which unfortunately is the third delay in three months. When you see those utility bucket trucks in town, cheer them on!!

Wendell, Massachusetts

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