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    1. Shutesbury opts for fiber optic network; rejects Charter cable offer

      Shutesbury opts for fiber optic network; rejects Charter cable offer

      The Shutesbury Board of Selectmen has rejected a proposal from Charter Communications to build a cable network within its borders, saying the town should take take available state broadband grants and apply the money to constructing its own fiber optic network. Local officials wrote to the Massachusetts Broadband Institute on March 9, saying the Charter cable proposal "is not a good long-term solution to bring broadband to our town" and that "town leadership still believes that building and owning our own network is preferable."

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    2. 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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    3. Hogan Technology Invited to Technology Assurance Group Convention

      Hogan Technology Invited to Technology Assurance Group Convention

      Hogan Technology announced that Sean Hogan, the company’s president, has been invited to attend the 17th annual Technology Assurance Group Convention, an organization of dominant unified-communications companies in North America representing $350 million in products and services. The event, to be held in Houston on April 2-5, brings together the most successful leaders in the unified-communications sector in order to elevate the industry as a whole, through the sharing of best business practices, CEO-to-CEO collaboration, and exchange of viewpoints as the future of technology. The theme of this year’s convention is “teamwork drives success.” It will focus on ...

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    4. State agrees to release engineering money to towns for rural broadband

      State agrees to release engineering money to towns for rural broadband

      Massachusetts officials have agreed to release engineering and design grants directly to rural towns that plan to build "last mile" municipal broadband networks. Previously, the towns were bound to accept "professional services" provided internally by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, a state agency. The policy, announced Monday, marks a radical shift for MBI and opens a range of options for dozens of small towns in Central and Western Massachusetts that have been struggling for years without high-speed residential internet. MBI unveiled the new policy at its Feb. 27 board meeting in Westborough, said Paul McMorrow, a spokesman for Gov. Charlie Baker ...

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    5. Tech Foundry Recruits a More Diverse Student Body

      Tech Foundry Recruits a More Diverse Student Body

      When it was founded in 2013, Tech Foundry, a program conceived to create a steady pipeline of workers for the IT sector, focused primarily on area high-school students. But research — and experience — revealed that these young people were choosing other destinations (especially area colleges) rather than area technology firms. So today, the classrooms feature a much more diverse group of students.

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    6. Region's community colleges play pivotal role in workforce training

      Region's community colleges play pivotal role in workforce training

      There was a time when a college degree or a high-school diploma was the only ticket a worker needed to enjoy a lifetime of middle-class comfort and security. Those days are long gone, according to Jeremiah Riordan, Springfield Technical Community College's new interim vice president of workforce training, and his colleague Paul Sheehan, director of workforce development. In response, community colleges, including STCC, Holyoke and Greenfield community colleges, along with continuing to offer affordable pathways to a bachelor's degree, are redefining and expanding their roles as vehicles for lifelong learning and, in the process, helping to drive the ...

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    7. Seeking generous tech experts: Springfield's Tech Foundry job training nonprofit looks for volunteer instructors

      Seeking generous tech experts: Springfield's Tech Foundry job training nonprofit looks for volunteer instructors

      Tech Foundry, a nonprofit technology job training program based in Springfield, is seeking IT professionals willing to serve as volunteer instructors as demand for its services grows. "It's simple, our success increases our need for instructors," Tech Foundry Director of Curriculum and Programs Alex Schwartz said in a statement. "Student demand and employer demand are both increasing and we need to continue to build our infrastructure to meet that demand."

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    8. Tech Foundry job training nonprofit celebrates third anniversary in Springfield

      Tech Foundry job training nonprofit celebrates third anniversary in Springfield

      Springfield's Tech Foundry job training nonprofit celebrated its third anniversary Tuesday evening, as the program's backers touted its progress to a crowd of community stakeholders, former students and business leaders. Tech Foundry Director of Strategic Partnerships Jonathan Edwards and founder Delcie Bean described the nonprofit's successes, which include a 65 percent job placement rate for students seeking IT work, Tech Foundry said in a press release. Mike Knapik, the head of Governor Charlie Baker's Springfield office, former Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki and Baystate Health Services IT Director Patrick Streck also spoke at ...

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    9. Wired West unveils new vision for broadband fiber network in 27 rural communities

      Wired West unveils new vision for broadband fiber network in 27 rural communities

      Wired West is still pushing for a fiber-to-the-home network spanning up to 27 towns. Its leaders are still touting fiber as a blazing-fast, future-proof technology, and say the regional concept would be more economical than one where each town goes it alone. But now, following a shift in state policy, they propose to merely operate the network instead of trying to do everything themselves, including actually stringing cable on utility poles.

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    10. Six internet companies vie for $20 million in rural broadband grants

      Six internet companies vie for $20 million in rural broadband grants

      State officials have unveiled grant proposals from six companies that hope to provide broadband internet service to as many as 40 unserved Massachusetts towns. The applications from Charter Communications, Comcast, Crocker Communications, Fiber Connect, Mid Hudson Data Corp. and Westfield Gas & Electric (Whip City Fiber) were submitted in response to a Nov. 18 solicitation from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, or MBI, which has allocated $19,680,000 to subsidize the cost of deploying rural broadband. The deadline for submitting applications was Jan. 11.

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    11. FIT Staffing to Host Job Fair for IT Professionals Jan. 26

      FIT Staffing to Host Job Fair for IT Professionals Jan. 26

      Are you an experienced IT professional seeking your next career move? FIT Staffing will host a job fair from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the UMass Center at Tower Square, 1500 Main St., in downtown Springfield. Job Fair 2.0 will provide attendees with the opportunity to connect with employers in the Western Mass. and Hartford County areas who are seeking talented IT professionals for their organizations. Participating companies in the healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and insurance industries will be looking for qualified candidates for their mid- to senior-level IT roles.

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    12. Splash Marketing and Creative Welcomes Digital Marketing Manager

      Splash Marketing and Creative Welcomes Digital Marketing Manager

      Splash Marketing and Creative, a full-service marketing agency located in Westfield, announced its recent hire of Andrea Gauvin, who has joined the team as digital marketing manager. In this role, Gauvin will manage the digital assets for business clients, including, but not limited to, websites, SEO/SEM, blogging, social media, and digital ad campaigns. Gauvin has been in the marketing and communications field for more than seven years within the nonprofit, retail, and healthcare industries. Prior to assuming this role with Splash Marketing and Creative, she was marketing and communications manager at HealthyCT, a nonprofit health-insurance company located in Wallingford ...

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    13. Coding explored by 36 Holyoke Girls Inc. members at high performance computing center (photos)

      Coding explored by 36 Holyoke Girls Inc. members at high performance computing center (photos)

      The computing center is an academic research facility located on Bigelow Street downtown. That's where the 36 high-schoolers from the Girls Inc. of Holyoke Eureka! Program participated in a workshop about codes and cryptography presented by Holyoke Codes on Dec. 10. Eureka! Scholars spend time on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst experiencing laboratory activities in science, technology, engineering and math, the press release said. With the realization that being able to use technology is vital, Holyoke Codes provides opportunities for students to be involved in coding, robotics and technology. Coding is the strings of letters, numbers and ...

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    14. Three rural communities get $1.9 million in state broadband money

      Three rural communities get $1.9 million in state broadband money

      Three rural western Massachusetts communities without high-speed Internet could be on their way to joining the 21st century. The Massachusetts Broadband Institute last week approved $1.9 million in grants to support rural broadband deployment in Warwick, Alford, and Otis. Warwick will overhaul an older municipal wireless network to achieve broadband speeds across multiple spectrums, including Verizon 4G LTE, according to the state's Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. Alford and Otis will implement municipal fiber-to-the-home networks.

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    15. Mass Tech Collaborative signs cybersecurity agreement with Israeli nonprofit | masslive.com

      Mass Tech Collaborative signs cybersecurity agreement with Israeli nonprofit | masslive.com

      The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative signed a memorandum of understanding with the Israeli company CyberSpark. The organizations will work together to focus on both health care technology and cybersecurity.  'Massachusetts and Israel each maintain highly skilled workforces, eager investors, and innovative economies that make us natural partners ready to lead on the future of cybersecurity,' Baker said in a statement.

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    16. Massachusetts seeks bids to extend broadband internet to 40 WMass towns

      Massachusetts seeks bids to extend broadband internet to 40 WMass towns

      State officials are soliciting bids from private companies to build out broadband internet connections in 40 Western Massachusetts towns. The bid request is part of an effort by Gov. Charlie Baker's administration over the last six months to revive and revitalize state government's efforts to provide broadband internet to all homes in Massachusetts. "About six to eight months ago, the dynamic started to change because the administration took a hands-on approach over at (the Massachusetts Broadband Institute)," said Senate President Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, whose district includes many of the underserved towns. "Communities in my district are seeing a ...

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    17. Springfield start-up seeks to keep hospitals in the black

      Springfield start-up seeks to keep hospitals in the black

      he state of healthcare is changing. Hospitals across the United States are operating with smaller budgets and fewer beds or closing outright. A new start-up in the city is working with hospitals and healthcare providers to keep the doors open.  Prophit Insight is a software and analytics company that helps healthcare providers improve profitability.  Kym and Michael Arian founded the company in 2015 seeking an answer. After more than two decades of working in the field, Michael wondered, "Why don't hospitals have traditional sales profits? What makes them so different?"

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    18. TechSpring Succeeds in Connecting Technology with Healthcare

      TechSpring Succeeds in Connecting Technology with Healthcare

      When TechSpring opened two years ago in downtown Springfield, its leaders knew they were flying blind, at least at first. That’s how uncharted this territory was. But the concept — connecting technology companies, large and small, with the region’s largest health system to solve pressing problems — proved a compelling one, and today, TechSpring has numerous success stories to tell. It’s a conversation, they say, that needs to continue.  Eric Harry says genomics is one of those “sexy” areas of healthcare, and scientists are certainly engaged in exciting work to learn how genes influence disease.

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    19. Paragus IT celebrates employee stock ownership plan with Harpoon Beer founder Dan Kenary | masslive.com

      Paragus IT celebrates employee stock ownership plan with Harpoon Beer founder Dan Kenary | masslive.com

      Paragus IT will celebrate Friday its employee stock ownership program along with the beer entrepreneur who helped inspire it.  In June, Paragus announced an employee stock ownership program (ESOP) valued at approximately $1.6 million. The plan distributes ownership of 40 percent of the company to its more than 40 employees.

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    20. Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit Taps Fidelity Investments Executive - BusinessWest

      Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit Taps Fidelity Investments Executive - BusinessWest

      Cybersecurity is no longer just a technology problem — it has become a business differentiator. As the topic is discussed around the table of company boards and government task forces, the face of cybersecurity professionals is changing as well.  At Bay Path University’s fourth annual Cybersecurity Summit, “The Business of Cybersecurity,” Jillian Munro will share her experiences and observations from throughout her career of the different facets of that new face, highlighting how non-traditional skills now apply in the area of cybersecurity. The summit takes place Friday, Nov. 4 in Blake Student Commons on the university’s Longmeadow campus. Breakfast ...

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    21. UMass gets $5M from state for cybersecurity

      UMass gets $5M from state for cybersecurity

      The state has awarded the University of Massachusetts $5 million for computer equipment to power its data science and cybersecurity initiatives in Springfield and Amherst, which are already supported by MassMutual. Think of computer programs that teach themselves to work better by studying examples of their own calculations, said Andrew Kachites McCallum, UMass professor and director of the Center for Data Science. These new graphic processing units, which will be installed at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, learn lessons in days that it took earlier technologies months to learn.

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    22. STCC to Offer Training in Fiber Optics

      STCC to Offer Training in Fiber Optics

      odern telephones, Internet, and cable television are connected to fiber optic cables, which can ferry much more information than old-fashioned copper wires. Due to the growing demand for optical fibers, the telecommunications industry needs certified fiber optic technicians to install, maintain and repair its vast networks. And to help meet the demand for employees in this growing field, Springfield Technical Community College offers affordable training. The college has been running a Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course for the past several years. The next three-part introductory course takes place Sept. 12, 13 and 14 between 8 a.m. and 5 p ...

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    23. Welcome to the fiberhood: Westfield Gas + Electric's Whip City Fiber expanding high-speed internet access

      Welcome to the fiberhood: Westfield Gas + Electric's Whip City Fiber expanding high-speed internet access

      Westfield Gas + Electric's Whip City Fiber continues to bring high-speed internet access to sections of the city, part of a controlled, neighborhood-by-neighborhood rollout plan. The latest areas to get the service are Knollwood Acres, Hillside/Plantation, Paper Mill Road/Joseph Heights, and Springdale/Holyoke Road, according to Whip City officials. "We are very excited at the response we've received about Whip City Fiber," Dan Howard, general manager of Westfield Gas + Electric, said in a statement Friday.

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    24. Banks Face Rising Need for IT Talent

      Banks Face Rising Need for IT Talent

      Steven Lowell occasionally visits high-school career days and speaks with students, so he knows how young people perceive banking jobs.  “Everyone thinks of the bank as either the teller or the loan officer,” said Lowell, president of Monson Savings Bank. Which is why students with an aptitude for information technology (IT) typically don’t think of the financial world as a viable career choice.

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