Fiber Optics Fair March 20, 6-8pm, at Colrain Central School

Fiber Optics Fair March 20

When: Friday, March 20, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: Colrain Central School

What: Demonstrations of FAST Internet (Netflix, YouTube, Skype, and more); Presentation about Colrain Fiber Network; food (of course!)

Why: To support the Colrain Fiber Subscription Campaign. Sign up for fiber and please tell your friends to do the same!
Colrain has been struggling for many years to gain the Internet access that is common to urban areas. Yet due to our low population density, no for-profit company has been the least bit interested in wiring our town for high speed Internet.
Roughly five years ago, the Colrain Broadband Committee realized that to have our small voice heard we had to make it louder… by teaming up with all of our neighboring towns who were in the same situation. Out of that early collaboration, came WiredWest, a cooperative made up of 32 towns that are now on the brink of seeing a world-class fiberoptic network built in our respective towns.

A fiber optic network is the cat’s meow of broadband networks. It doesn’t get any better than fiber. If we act before the end of this year, Colrain will get  about $1.3M from the Commonwealth toward the cost of this project. Even after projected tax increases, many people will see a net savings when the new services become available. This is a one-time opportunity to catapult Colrain into the 21st century and we can’t afford to pass this up!

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