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State Resources

We have compiled information of potential grant and knowledge resources and partnership opportunities for all 50 states -- including links to relevant web sites. Please use the list to the left to find your state and see what we have. In some cases you will find statutes and regulations applicable to community fiber deployment.


Documents  |  Grant Sources  |  Partnerships and Organizations


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Grant Sources

Community Development Corporations: This grants (sponsored by MBI and the stimulus fund) , these grants were offered to improve the accessibility of broadband in Massachusetts:

Broadband Planning and Deployment Grants: Issued by MBI for the development and planning of broadband efforts in the Commonwealth.

Last Mile Grants: Issued by MBI, these grants offer grants for broadband service providers to plan and deploy last-mile services to connect homes and businesses in un-served and underserved areas.

Partnerships and Organizations

Massachusetts Broadband Institute: Created by Governor Patrick and the state legislature, the MBI is working to extend affordable high-speed Internet access to all homes, businesses, schools, libraries, medical facilities, government offices and other public places across the Commonwealth.

MassBroadband 123: A project of MBI to expand broadband connectivity to over 120 communities in western and north central Massachusetts.

AXIA Networks: The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) signed an agreement with Axia NGNetworks USA, to serve as the network operator for the MassBroadband 123 fiber-optic network. Under the agreement, Axia will manage and maintain the more than 1,300 mile, $71.6 million Internet backbone network that the MBI is developing to expand broadband services in communities throughout western and north central Massachusetts.

Department of Conservation and Recreation: The MBI worked closely with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to utilize existing fire towers to expand wireless broadband services in western Massachusetts. The MBI awarded the use of three fire towers to two Internet service providers, WiSpring of Great Barrington and AccessPlus of Byfield. WiSpring and AccessPlus will increase wireless Internet service availability to over 850 residences in Lenox, Richmond, Savoy and Tyringham.

Science, Technology and Science Initiative: Located within the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, this research based organization focuses on cyberinfrastructure and cybertools development as well as the interactions between society, governance and technology.

Broadband Highway Partnership: Partnership between MBI and the Highway Department to complete a MassHighway fiber-optic conduit along a 4.56-mile section of I-91 at the Vermont border. This will transform the road into a true high-speed information highway running more than 50 miles from Connecticut to Vermont.

State Department of Technology and Cable: Regulates the telecommunications and cable industries in accordance with statutory obligations imposed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the federal government