Author: Northwest ConneCT

NORTHWEST CONNECTICUT COULD BECOME A PILOT PROJECT FOR FIBER BROADBAND UPGRADES TO RURAL AREAS NATIONWIDE!!! This is what we will be proposing to our federal legislators over the coming weeks and we’d like your support. We hope to take the unique opportunity, while Congress is considering...

WHY OUR BROADBAND CONNECTIONS ARE FAILING US During the current crisis, while we are trying to work, attend school, and entertain ourselves from home, many of us are finding that our outdated internet infrastructure is failing us. The cable television lines some 65% of us have...

The Coronavirus crisis should open our eyes. Tens of millions of people in America are now dependent upon the Internet to work from home, to stay connected with families they cannot visit, to order supplies and food without courting the danger of visiting stores, to...

The Coronavirus crisis should open our eyes. Tens of millions of people in America are now dependent upon the Internet to work from home, to stay connected with families they cannot visit, to order supplies and food without courting the danger of visiting stores, to...

The FCC claims that our region is 99% covered for broadband services and 99% covered for mobile telephone services. Anyone living here would choke at the very idea. Provided with funds from a Connecticut state grant, we commissioned a study of our region to ascertain...

For sixteen years I served as State Representative (64th District) in a largely rural district encompassing nine towns in northwest Connecticut. During that time I was contacted repeatedly by constituents to do something about our inadequate coverage for high speed internet services. There were areas...

Norfolk formed its own fiber optics committee in 2018, whose members include the first selectman and head of the town’s Economic Development Commission. A gathering of supporters was held in September 2019 (about 50 people attending), and a community campaign has been launched, including monthly...

Our future broadband networks will require municipalities to install fiber optic wiring on existing telephone poles to realize Internet access for all homes and businesses. Without this capability each community would have to create an electric utility to build out a network; the law would...

“Broadband” refers to a network that connects users to digital information or other users. We use one every day we read our e-mail, order something over the Internet, watch Netflix, or visit our children over Facebook. It is a high capacity network, the meaning of...

From CT District 64 State Representative, Maria Horn I do not have broadband access at my home in Salisbury because Comcast, the sole provider, does not connect everyone here. But that is not the principal reason that I support the efforts of Northwest ConneCT to fashion...

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