Tag Archive for Broadband

Internet and Real Estate Value

The following item was sent to us by Stephan Hoffman (Steve is what remains of Mason broadband committee). Write-up on the Leverett MA broadband deployment: www.betaboston.com. Some selected excerpts: LEVERETT — When people think of the Massachusetts tech economy, they…

TDS Franchise Still Open

Mason Selectboard, May 26, 2015, Mason, NH – One of the “lesser” items that came up at the May 26 selectmen’s meeting was signing of the TDS franchise. TDS has already installed the wiring to provide fiber to certain homes…

Selectmen Meeting: April 28, 2015

April 28, 2015, Mason selectmen’s meeting – this being a meeting after town meeting the selectmen spent most of their time cleaning up loose appointment ends. Also meeting in RSA 91-a:3 (a) and (c) non-public session. Determine a salary after…

Fiber Comes To Mason

Mason March 6, 2015 – Today we observed a fiber contractor installing a cable down the north section of Starch Mill Road and up Abbott Hill Road. The presumption is that this is part of a TDS (which bought out…

Dear [Mas]cenic Voter…

Once again we got our one page Mascenic School District flyer indicating what the various items on the Mascenic School District ballot mean. Unfortunately we live in Mason, so other than demonstrate the incongruence of postal fees that make it…

Fairpoint Loses Tax Appeal

According to a Union Leader article, “a Superior Court judge has ruled that FairPoint Communications has to pay a “right-of-way” tax to the city of Concord when its utility poles cross publicly owned land, even though other companies using the…

Fairpoint Outages Continue

FairPoint Communications says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance led to a loss of high-speed Internet service for thousands of customers in Vermont and New Hampshire last Thursday December 11. Unfortunately the explanation doesn’t match the large number of…

Broadband Forum, December 9, 2014

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Carol Miller’s Regional Broadband Forum presentation at the Mason Town Hall on December 9 was for us an eye opener. This was not your usual bureaucratic presentation! Ms. Miller’s background included establishing an ISP in her home town, so she…

Opinion: Problem with the Internets

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We were rummaging about looking for something interesting to post about the goings on in Mason, but well, it’s Monday and getting information about our item of choice involved calling the town offices which open at 11am and it happened…

Broadband Panacea, Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014

We had a good laugh reading the December 3, 2014 Monadnock Ledger article concerning broadband in Mason. At least Carol Miller, the director of broadband technology with the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, was honest in stating that “many…

Broadband, Education and McDonalds

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FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel “references a story in the Wall Street Journal earlier this year that revealed a lot of kids with parents who are making ends meet were doing their homework in McDonalds because the fast-food “restaurants” offer free…