1. Massachusetts Broadband Institute OKs proposal for internet service to six towns

    Massachusetts Broadband Institute OKs proposal for internet service to six towns

    Peter Larkin, board chairman of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, said there is no perfect solution, but the institute is committed to helping each town find the best possible project. "We're going to stumble, and we're going to be successful," Larkin said. "This administration is committed to this cause." Last year, Gov. Charlie Baker's administration revamped the state's "Last Mile" broadband program and brought Larkin on to oversee it. The goal of the program is to bring high-speed internet connectivity to 40 rural towns in Western Massachusetts that do not have it.

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    1. We're going to stumble, and we're going to be successful.
    2. We have to take the deal that works.
    3. It really empowers the town to take hold of a project and go forward on their own.
    4. We're making progress, albeit slow, sometimes by fits and starts.
    5. For the next two years, we think we'll be fine to move forward the way we've been doing.
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