1. Chicopee Electric Light working to offer municipal Internet to businesses then residents

    Chicopee Electric Light working to offer municipal Internet to businesses then residents

    The city's electric company hopes to begin offering high-speed broadband Internet this year, first making the service available to local businesses and then building out a network neighborhood-by-neighborhood. But one City Councilor who has studied how communities throughout the country have offered Internet services to their citizens said he will push to take a more aggressive approach to creating a full fiber optic network faster that can reach all residents and businesses in the city.

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    1. I can't tell you how valuable that is.
    2. We are very excited about this potential but we are also cautious because we don't want to do anything negative for the ratepayers.
    3. The plan that I'm advocating for is a quicker and faster buildout.
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