Hidden-Tech Presents: Wiring Western Mass for High-Speed Internet
When: Wednesday, May 30, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. (program 6 to 7:30)
Where: Media Education Foundation, Community Room
60 Masonic Street, Northampton, MA (link to map below)
Refreshments: Snack provided, drinks and sandwiches for purchase from Woodstar Cafe next door
Suggested Donation: $10
Availability of high-speed Internet connection is fundamental to the future of our communities for business and job growth, property values and tax base, education and student performance.
Reva Reck, Vice-Chair of the WiredWest Executive Committee and the Town & Delegate Outreach Liaison, will explain how the WiredWest project is part of a three-tiered effort working with state, regional, and local partners to build out all parts of the needed infrastructure to bring high-speed Internet to the unserved and underserved towns in Western Mass. You will hear the latest project updates and what we can do as a community to support this essential effort.
WiredWest is designing a fiber-optic network that will enable high-bandwidth, affordable internet, phone, high-definition television services, and ancillary services to all residents, businesses, and institutions who are interested, in participating towns of Western Massachusetts.
For more information on WiredWest http://wired-west.net/
Reva is a long-time Hidden-Tech member and the vice-chair of the Wired West executive committee and the town and delegate outreach liaison. She is a management information systems consultant specializing in serving the information and technology needs of small to medium sized businesses. She has 32 years of experience in the field, and has been running her own business for 26 of those years. She is the IT department for many of her clients. As chairperson of the Warwick Broadband Committee, Reva has been instrumental in establishing Warwick Broadband Service (WBS), a municipally run wireless broadband network.