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    1. Massachusetts ranks no. 2 in broadband adoption

      Massachusetts ranks no. 2 in broadband adoption

      One major initiative is MBI’s MassBroadband 123, a 1,200-mile fiber-optic, open-access
      network, which will extend connectivity to more than 120 communities in both
      western and north central Massachusetts. In western Massachusetts there are 45
      municipalities categorized as underserved, meaning less than 50 percent of the
      city or town has broadband. Construction of the MassBroadband 123 network is
      slated for completion in the summer of 2013.

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    2. UMass researchers develop robots to aid stroke victims

      UMass researchers develop robots to aid stroke victims

      University of Massachusetts speech language pathologist Yu-kyong Choe won a two-year, $109,251 grant from the American Heart Association to study how robots aid in the rehabilitation of stroke patients. The work is being completed in collaboration with Rod Grupen, the director of UMASS Amherst’s Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics.

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    3. MassEcon welcomes startups, others to Bay State

      MassEcon welcomes startups, others to Bay State

      Many of those businesses are high tech or life sciences business. Included in the list of new businesses are DPS Biometics of Framingham; Hadapt Inc. of Cambridge; Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals of Cambridge; Japan Airlines of Boston; Matrigen Life Technologies of Worcester; MIDAC Corp. of Westfield; Navidea Biopharmaceuticals of Andover; Netwatch of Medford; Russian Venture Company– USA of Boston; and Wegmans Food Markets of Northborough.

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    4. Broadbrand program to woo companies to western Mass

      Broadbrand program to woo companies to western Mass

      Some companies including Hitpoint Studios Inc. in Hatfield already have. “I grew Hitpoint because I had local resources,” said Aaron St. John, co-founder of Hitpoint, during a recent panel discussion. “There’s no reason we can’t get the 400-person company in western Mass.”

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    5. Valley Venture Mentors accepts four new startups

      Valley Venture Mentors accepts four new startups

      Paul Silva, executive director of Valley Ventures, said he co-founded the program last February along with co-founders Scott Foster, now chairman of the board, and Steve Willis, the lead sponsor of the group. Silva, who runs the angel investment firm River Valley Investors, said all three of the founders had some connection to the UMass-Amherst entrepreneurship program.

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    6. Fiksu expands with Northampton office

      Fiksu expands with Northampton office

      “We found people here [in Northampton] that we were unable to hire in Boston. We need to hire people where they are rather than where we are,” Mark Corner, vice president of engineering at Fiksu, told Mass High Tech. Corner, who will run the new office, is a recognized authority on mobile and pervasive computing and an associate professor on extended leave from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the company said. He added, “There is a nice synergy with all the universities in western Massachusetts. There are five different academic institutions here.”

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    7. Lightower lines up $380M credit facility

      Last month Lightower was chosen by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute to supply the MBI’s new rural broadband deployment in western Massachusetts with access to its fiber network to give it access to the Internet. Under the agreement, MBI will lease fiber from Lightower on a separate pair of lines to connect the MassBroadband 123 network to a primary Internet access point in Boston.

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    8. Fledgling Holyoke computer center gives $600000 in grants

      While it still has yet to have its own home built, the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke is already giving out grants, announcing $600,000 seed grants going to seven research teams. The seed grants range from $45,000 to $130,000 each, going to multi-university collaborative teams doing research in areas that high performance computing could have an impact – New England coastal ecology studies to medical imaging, the center said in a release today.
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