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    1. Southwick Select Board discusses fiber options with Whip City Fiber

      Southwick Select Board discusses fiber options with Whip City Fiber

      The Select Board discussed its fiber optic options this week with members of the Westfield Gas and Electric's Whip City Fiber division. Richard Carnall, WG&E senior IT fiber architect, offered an overview of what Whip City Fiber does and how it helps other towns. "There's a lot of municipalities looking to build their own fiber network," said Carnall. "It starts with the town becoming a municipal light plant. This gets you on the poles."

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    2. Ashfield signs $1.1 million contract to build fiber optic network

      Ashfield signs $1.1 million contract to build fiber optic network

      The Ashfield Select Board this month approved a $1.1 million contract with Infinigy Solutions, LLC to build a town-owned fiber-optic network. A six-month construction window could begin in April, according to the local Ashfield News. The town passed over a more expensive construction bid from Westfield Gas & Electric, whose Whip City Fiber division is building networks in many rural hilltowns. The municipal utility, however, did complete network design work for Ashfield, and will install the final "drops" to homes.

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    3. Comcast Now Nation’s Largest Provider of Gigabit Internet

      Comcast Now Nation’s Largest Provider of Gigabit Internet

      Comcast announced it is the nation’s largest provider of gigabit broadband, with the ultra-fast Xfinity Gigabit Internet and Comcast Business Gigabit services now available to nearly all of the company’s 58 million homes and businesses in 39 states and the District of Columbia. This availability includes nearly 100% of Comcast Internet serviceable households in Western Mass., including the communities of Agawam, Amherst, Bernardston, Buckland, Chester, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Granby, Granville, Greenfield, Hatfield, Hardwick, Holyoke, Huntington, Longmeadow, Monson, Montague, Northfield, Northampton, Palmer, Pelham, Shelburne, South Hadley, Southwick, Springfield, Sunderland, Ware, West Springfield, Westfield, Westhampton, Whately, and Williamsburg.

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    4. 'All about collaboration': Hampden's Rediker Software unveils work space for development team

      'All about collaboration': Hampden's Rediker Software unveils work space for development team

      One of the conference rooms at Rediker Software is called "The Bridge." The other - a more relaxed space that's got comfy couches and is around the corner from the shuffleboard table - is "Ten Forward," a reference to the lounge on the Starship Enterprise in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." It's an indication of how Rediker's new office space here in the center of Hampden has a lot in common with the trendy work spaces of Silicon Valley and Boston's tech hubs.

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    5. UMass Amherst Chancellor Appointed to State Cybersecurity Strategy Council

      UMass Amherst Chancellor Appointed to State Cybersecurity Strategy Council

      UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has been named by Gov. Charlie Baker to the new Massachusetts Cybersecurity Strategy Council, which will advise state leaders on ways to spur economic growth and cyber-resilience in the Commonwealth. The appointment of the 19-member council, which includes representatives from state government, the private sector, and the Commonwealth’s leading research institutions, was announced on Sept. 27 during the 2018 Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum in Boston. Baker also announced the appointment of Stephanie Helm as the first director of the MassCyberCenter at the Mass Tech Collaborative.

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    6. Baystate Health and VertitechIT Partner to Launch baytechIT

      Baystate Health and VertitechIT Partner to Launch baytechIT

      Baystate Health and VertitechIT announced the formation of a new company to meet the increasingly complex IT needs of medical practices, clinics, and healthcare social-service organizations in the Western Mass. and Northern Conn. regions. BaytechIT is a first-of-its-kind independent joint venture, providing monitoring and management of information-technology networks, telephony, clinical engineering support, and other IT-related consulting and engineering expertise previously unaffordable to the local healthcare community. Already serving Baystate Health, its operating medical practices, and several large and mid-sized offices and clinics, baytechIT currently has 150 clients and manages/monitors more than 16,000 endpoint devices.

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    7. Facebook Community Boost Opens Registration for Upcoming Springfield Event

      Facebook Community Boost Opens Registration for Upcoming Springfield Event

      Last November, Facebook announced the launch of a new program to invest in small businesses across the country. The program, Community Boost, is designed to help small businesses grow and to give people the digital skills they need to compete in the new economy.Facebook Community Boost will be visiting 30 cities this year and will be in Springfield on Sept. 10 and 11. Registration is open for anyone who wants to come to Community Boost, which kicks off on Sept. 10 at Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. To learn more, visit www.fbcommunityboost.com/cities/springfield-ma.

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    8. Paragus IT, Bulkley Richardson Team Up for Info Session on Cybersecurity

      Cybersecurity and data protection are top of mind for many business owners. Unprecedented hacking in recent years has shown that even the most protected systems are vulnerable to attack. As part of its popular “Most Important Meal of the Day” breakfast event series, Paragus IT will welcome Andy Levchuck from local law firm Bulkley Richardson for a cybersecurity info session on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Paragus Headquarters on 112 Russell St., Hadley. A food-truck breakfast will be provided, followed by the info session and questions and answers.

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    9. Facebook Community Boost Springfield

      Facebook Community Boost Springfield

      In November of last year, Facebook announced the launch of a new program to invest in small businesses across the country. Community Boost is designed to help small businesses grow and give more people the digital skills they need to compete in today's economy. Facebook is bringing Community Boost to 30 cities this year and will be making its eighteenth stop in Springfield on September 10th and 11th.

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    10. 'This is big': Gov. Charlie Baker gets update on Whip City Fiber's rural broadband plans

      'This is big': Gov. Charlie Baker gets update on Whip City Fiber's rural broadband plans

      Governor Charlie Baker and his entourage gathered Thursday at Westfield Gas & Electric headquarters to hear an update on rural broadband deployment in Western Massachusetts. "This is big," said Baker to employees of the municipal utility, which is planning and building fiber optic networks in 20 small towns. "You should all be incredibly proud of yourselves." The utility's Whip City Fiber division is partnering with communities that have long struggled without high-speed internet service. Networks are already live in Otis and Alford, and 18 communities are in the queue.

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    11. Comcast Helps More Than 6 Million Cross Digital Divide

      Comcast Helps More Than 6 Million Cross Digital Divide

      Comcast today announced it has now connected more than six million low-income Americans to the Internet through its Internet Essentials program, the largest and most comprehensive broadband-adoption program for low-income families in the U.S. The company connected more than 2 million people in the past year alone, which is the largest annual increase in the program’s history. The company also announced it will significantly expand eligibility — for the 11th time in seven years — to low-income veterans, nearly 1 million of whom live within the Comcast footprint.

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    12. Garvey Associates Helps Clients Navigate a Rapidly Changing Landscape - BusinessWest

      Garvey Associates Helps Clients Navigate a Rapidly Changing Landscape - BusinessWest

      John Garvey isn’t shy about noting that he never worked for a large ad agency, or a ‘traditional’ ad agency, as he calls them. In fact, he’s rather proud of that background — as are the rest of the members of the team at the agency he formed more than 30 years ago known as Garvey Communication Associates Inc., who didn’t work for a traditional agency either.


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    13. Internet search engine giant brings Grow with Google to Springfield

      Internet search engine giant brings Grow with Google to Springfield

      Google business search results -- those now-familiar listings of names, hours and locations -- are life and death for anyone trying to sell anything in the online digital world. On Monday, Google brought its "Grow with Google" event complete with seminars, product demonstrations and one-on-one coaching to the MassMutual Center. The Silicon Valley giant said 1,500 people registered to learn more about its suite of office applications like Google Sheets spreadsheets and Google Docs documents as well as Google Arts & Culture online museum and library collections.

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    14. Elms College adds computer science major

      Elms College adds computer science major

      Elms College has revamped its computer information technology and security major and added a major in computer science for the fall 2018 semester. "Computer science graduates are in high demand, and computer security is one of the fastest-growing job markets within IT," said Beryl Hoffman, associate professor of computer information technology at Elms, in a statement. The computer science major will focus on the design and development of software. Required courses will include programming, data structures and algorithms, cyber ethics, and web design.

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    15. TechSpring redefining the future of health care in region and beyond

      TechSpring redefining the future of health care in region and beyond

      In the not-too-distant future, the delivery of quality health care could be as easy as reading a patient's palm. But the palm reader won't be tucked away in a carnival booth. Instead, the future of health care innovations will most likely come from TechSpring Health Technology Center, a digital nerve center backed by the resources of the $2.5 billion Baystate Health Systems. Currently, TechSpring is collaborating with private health care IT security company imprivata -- headquartered in the eastern part of the state -- to bring palm vein scanning technology used for positive identification of patients  to the medical ...

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    16. Emerging Technologies Will Bring Dramatic Changes to Business

      Emerging Technologies Will Bring Dramatic Changes to Business

      Delcie Bean knows something about innovation, building the company he launched at age 13, Paragus IT, into a nimble, multi-faceted presence in the region’s IT world. He’s also passionate about futurism studies, understanding better than most that several emerging innovations will dramatically alter the way entire industries do business — leaving many companies hopelessly behind. But for those willing to embrace the change, it’s also a time of great excitement.

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    17. Smaller colleges get to plug into power of high performance computing center in Holyoke (video)

      Smaller colleges get to plug into power of high performance computing center in Holyoke (video)

      The Northeast Cyberteam Initiative is a new program that will extend the resources of the high performance computing center here to small colleges, an official said Wednesday. "The end result is more people can potentially gain access to the computers that change the way we do science," center Executive Director John T. Goodhue said.  A three-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help in training college students to be "research computing facilitators," liaisons between computing centers and a biologist, say, at a small college, he said.

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    18. Federal broadband solicitation could help rural unserved Massachusetts census tracts, says FCC | masslive.com

      Federal broadband solicitation could help rural unserved Massachusetts census tracts, says FCC | masslive.com

      The Federal Communication Commission says it will launch an auction on July 24 for private telecom firms to provide broadband to 13,000 rural premises in Massachusetts that still don't have high-speed internet service.  Dozens of state census blocks are eligible under the next phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund, which offsets provider costs of extending broadband service into rural areas, the FCC said in a press release.  The 'reverse auction' will provide opportunities for new entrants to the marketplace, regardless of technology, including phone companies, fixed wireless service providers, satellite providers, cable companies and electric utility ...

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    19. 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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    20. Massachusetts Is Fertile Ground for Biotechnology Careers

      Massachusetts Is Fertile Ground for Biotechnology Careers

      For college students — or career changers — seeking a career path with plenty of opportunity close to home, biotechnology in Massachusetts is certainly enjoying an enviable wave. For example, drug research and development — one key field in the broad world of biotech — has been surging in Massachusetts for well over a decade, and isn’t slowing down, according to the annual report released in November by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, or MassBio. According to that report, Massachusetts has more jobs classified as biotechnology R&D than any other state (see table below), with 34,366 currently employed — a 40% increase since ...

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    21. Blandford gets $1 million state grant to build broadband network with Westfield Gas & Electric

      Blandford gets $1 million state grant to build broadband network with Westfield Gas & Electric

      The administration of Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday awarded the town a $1 million Last Mile Infrastructure grant to design, engineer and construct a municipally owned broadband network. Blandford will partner with Westfield Gas and Electric to build a network that will bring high-speed internet to at least 96 percent of homes and businesses to the town. The Last Mile Infrastructure grant program has awarded more than $19.5 million to 22 towns, representing 13,000 homes and businesses, to support efforts to secure broadband connectivity in communities without commercial broadband options.

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    22. Legislature sends broadband bill, including $45M for WMass, to Gov. Charlie Baker's desk

      Legislature sends broadband bill, including $45M for WMass, to Gov. Charlie Baker's desk

      The Legislature passed a $244 million bond bill on Wednesday, sending it to Gov. Charlie Baker's desk. The bill, H.4015, includes $45 million for the expansion of broadband internet in Western Massachusetts. It also includes $199 million for the design and construction of a new Chelsea Soldiers' Home. The bill had a strict deadline, since if it were not passed before the legislative session ended on Wednesday, millions of dollars of federal money for the Soldiers' Home would have been at stake. The broadband money is part of the "Last Mile" project, which uses state subsidies to make ...

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    23. Bay Path Hosts Fifth Annual Cybersecurity Summit

      Bay Path Hosts Fifth Annual Cybersecurity Summit

      At the fifth annual Cybersecurity Summit held recently at the Longmeadow campus of Bay Path University, keynote speaker and Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) CEO Timothy Connelly told summit attendees that cybersecurity is a top issue for Gov. Charlie Baker and MassTech. According to Connelly, MassTech is making cybersecurity a priority “because we recognize this is the fastest-growing sector. This is why we established the MassTech Cyber Growth and Development Center. Governor Charlie Baker thinks this is a terrific market that can produce sustainable jobs as long as we develop the needed talent.”

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    24. Mobile Devices Find New Frontiers of Speed, Power, and Quality

      Mobile Devices Find New Frontiers of Speed, Power, and Quality

      An on-the-go society demands on-the-go technology, and the array of smartphones, tablets, wristband health sensors, and portable game systems only continues to expand as the major players compete for their share of a growing pie. In its annual look at some of the hottest tech items available, BusinessWest focuses on those mobile devices, which are connecting more Americans than ever, 24/7, to bottomless online resources and, sometimes, to each other.

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