Federal grant to increase rural high-speed internet access in western Massachusetts

According to a news report the state of Massachusetts has received an amount of $10.2 million in federal funding to increase high-speed Internet access in rural communities in western Massachusetts. 

The funds, according to the report were awarded through FCC’s “Connect America Fund” to Westfield Gas & Electric. The public utility company will oversee the distribution of the funds to build municipal-owned fiber-optic broadband estimated to bring high-speed Internet access to some 4,600 rural homes and businesses.