1. Welcome to the 'fiberhood': Westfield's Whip City Fiber aims for connected city

    Welcome to the 'fiberhood': Westfield's Whip City Fiber aims for connected city

    With $15 million in bond money approved earlier this year, Westfield Gas + Electric plans to bring high-speed fiber-optic internet service to 75 percent of city addresses by the end of 2018. "It's a pretty aggressive schedule," said Dan Howard, general manger for the municipal utility. For residential customers, the Whip City Fiber service costs $69.95 a month with free standard installation and no contract. Businesses pay $84.95 with a three-year contract and $99.95 a month with a two-year contract. A standard installation is free for businesses as well.

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    1. First and foremost, the Whip City Fiber project in Westfield is in no way impacted by what the hilltowns are doing.
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