1. Gov. Charlie Baker signs bond bill authorizing $45 million for Western Massachusetts...

    Gov. Charlie Baker signs bond bill authorizing $45 million for Western Massachusetts...

    Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bond bill on Tuesday that will authorize the state to spend another $45 million on broadband projects in Western Massachusetts. "It's very hard to keep kids, attract kids, attract businesses, keep businesses, keep families, attract families in this day and age if you don't have high-speed internet," Baker said at a bill signing ceremony. "It's almost like a core piece of infrastructure for someone to succeed in this century."

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    1. It's very hard to keep kids, attract kids, attract businesses, keep businesses, keep families, attract families in this day and age if you don't have high-speed internet.
    2. The reality is some of these projects may have unforeseen costs, and we want to allow for that.
    3. It's a matter of trying to find the resources to meet what the community needs.
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