The Wendell Broadband Committee
The committee's mission is to facilitate the acquisition and installation of a high-speed Broadband network in Wendell. Daily we work to bring internet and technology to the entire town 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 (whether in committee or by acquiring consult) to assure fiscal responsibility during construction and operation of network and 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 continue to work closely with EOHED, Westfield Gas & Electric, and Whip City Fiber, to assure that Wendell’s best interests are being served during the design, make-ready, light-up, and operation phases of the network.
After many years of hard work, we are now underway. The current goal of operational service is mid-2020.
Interested in bringing high speed internet service to your home?
Residents can now take preliminary steps to secure delivery in 2020 and be entered into the database for service.
1. Head to this link: https://unipaygold.unibank.com/
2. Choose “Wendell, Town of” using the Search drop down box in the middle of the page. You will then be directed to Wendell’s payment site.
3. Choose the “Broadband” button on the left-hand side. Follow the prompts to finalize your payment.
Note: an email account is required to receive service and to activate your account.
Residents with underground installations should sign pay their $99 activation fee today as our goal is to install conduit for 2020's underground drops before winter sets in.
Email broadbandcommittee.wendellmass.us to take preliminary sign up steps and receive regular email updates.
September 2019 Update is available here.