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Barkhamsted Connecticut Conducts Municipal Broadband Network Feasibility StudyBroadband Communities, by BBC Wires

As Sheffield conducts survey and mulls town-owned broadband, telecoms warn of ‘risks’ and ‘burdens’The Berkshire Eagle, by Terry Cowgill

Sheffield to measure residents’ internet dissatisfaction with survey and speed checksThe Berkshire Eagle, by Heather Bellow

Sertex Partners with Sheffield Massachusetts to Conduct Municipal Broadband SurveyBroadband Communities Magazine, by BBC Wires

Broadband Gearing Up for a Busy SpringBlock Island Times, by Renee Meyer

Internet speed improvements for Sharon are expected (truly) in 2022TriCornerNews, by Robert Buccino

Sharon task force hires company to study broadband needsThe Register Citizen, by Emily M. Olson

Without broadband access, CT small businesses are locked out of marketsCT Mirror, by Erica E. Phillips

Sertex’s message: High-speed, fiber-optic Internet is no longer a luxury, but a necessityThe Day, by Jan Tormay

Sertex making slow but steady progressBlock Island Times, by Renee Meyer

Governor, State Officials Mark ‘Last Mile’ Connections in BecketiBerkshires, by Tammy Daniels

No More Telephone Lines: Plainville’s fiber optic network will be almost as fast as lightConnecticut Town & City

Blues on the Block returns second show of 2021Block Island Times

Plainville to install fiber network, will save town money, could open cheaper internet option for residentsThe Bristol Press, by Brian Johnson

Broadband gearing up – register nowBlock Island Times, by Renee Meyer

Broadband Comes Ashore on Block IslandThe Institute for Local Self-Reliance, by Maren Machles

Sertex Broadband taps Corning for fiber network build-on on Block Island, RICabling Installation & Maintenance, by Matt Vincent

Plainfield company works to achieve public-private partnerships for internetThe Bulletin, by Matt Grahn

Initial stages of island-wide broadband project beginThe Block Island Times, by Renee Meyer

Becket’s long quest for broadband internet about to pay offThe Berkshire Eagle, by Larry Parnass

Block Island to Build Rhode Island’s First City-Owned, Citywide Fiber NetworkThe Institute for Local Self-Reliance, by Katie Kienbaum

Block Island voters approve 2021 budget, bond issuesThe Block Island Times, by Rosemary Connelli

Washington penny-pinches it’s way to high-speed internet – The Berkshire Eagle, by Larry Parnass

Wired for the Future: Somers Works to Be on Cutting Edge of Telecommunications Revolution – Journal Inquirer, by Will Healey

April 25, 2022
Barkhamsted Connecticut Partners with Sertex to Explore Feasibility of a Town-wide Municipal Fiber Optic Broadband Network 
Town commissions infrastructure deployment cost analysis and online broadband survey to assess community support for town-owned fiber-to-the-home Internet service.

March 10, 2022
Sertex Partners with Town of Sheffield Massachusetts to Conduct Municipal Broadband Interest Survey
Rural community in Berkshire Mountains launches online poll to gauge residents’ support for municipally-owned, town-wide fiber broadband network.

November 11, 2021
Sertex Partners with Town of Sharon, CT on Broadband Infrastructure Feasibility Analysis
Rural community in northern Litchfield county seeks to build open-access fiber broadband network to deliver reliable, affordable high-speed internet service to every home and business.

October 21, 2021
Growth in Fiber Broadband Deployment Prompts Investment in Human Resources and Hiring at Sertex Broadband Solutions
Karena Garner uses creativity and technology to spur talent recruitment and retention, helping meet increasing demand for high-speed internet.

September 21, 2021
Engage With SertexConnect for Municipal Broadband Networks
Online Platform Helps Towns in the Northeast Gauge Community Interest in Publicly-Owned Fiber Broadband

June 3, 2021
Construction Underway for New Municipal Fiber Network in Plainville CT
Money-saving Infrastructure Investment Opens Possibility for Municipally-Owned Fiber Broadband Service for Residents and Businesses

April 15, 2021
Fast-growing Fiber Broadband Industry Offers Career Opportunities for Job Seekers in Southern New England
Sertex Broadband Solutions hiring multiple positions for line workers, skilled construction, and installation pros in response to increased demand for high-speed Internet.

February 8, 2021
Sertex Broadband Solutions Mobilizes Rhode Island’s First Fiber Network Buildout on Block Island
Equipment and Underground Construction Materials Arrive On-Island; Aerial Construction Awaits Completion of Engineering and Make-Ready Work; BroadbandBI Website Launched

December 14, 2020
Sertex Broadband Solutions’ Public-Private Model Deploys Gigabit Fiber Networks in the Northeast
Small towns from the Berkshires to Block Island partner with Sertex to build affordable municipally-owned digital highways

Digital Equity vs Digital Divide – April 2022
Beware of Empty Promises
Get Started on the Path to 100% FTTX with SertexConnect
Last Mile Towns Celebration

100% Fiber, 100% Local – March 2022
Get started on the path to fiber broadband!
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take charge of our online lives.

Hope is on the Horizon – February 2022
We Can Get There from Here

Prepare for the Broadband Future – December 2021
A New Era of High-Speed Connectivity

How will your town spend ARP funding?  – November 2021
The ROI of FTTX

Engage with SertexConnect – October 2021
Want FTTX? We can help!

Get Ready for Broadband Expansion – September 2021
A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity

Building Better Broadband Networks – August 2021
The Value of Public-Private Partnerships

The Need for Broadband is Far and Wide – June 2021
A Layered View of the Digital Divide

From the Middle Mile to the Last Mile – May 2021
Universal Broadband is Possible with Public Private Partnerships

Now is the Time for Fiber Broadband – April 2021
An Investment in Economic Growth

Connect to Fiber Broadband – March 2021
Closing Gaps in the Digital Divide

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Opposing Local Broadband Projects is Anti-CompetitiveBroadband Communities, by Nicholas Coates

Why Is My Internet So Slow?The Markup, by Gabriel Hongsdusit

Municipal broadband: Using today’s technology to support your community’s futureAmerican City and County, by Chase Gregory

New Data Says More Communities Built Their Own Broadband Because of COVID –  Vice, by Karl Bode

The Last Mile: Getting Fiber Broadband to Your Home or Business Reporter Today, by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero

U.S. Government Wants a Greater Role in How Americans Access InternetWall Street Journal, by Jacob M. Schlesinger and Ryan Tracy

The Problem(s) of Broadband in AmericaInstitute for Local Self Reliance by Sean Gonsalves

A push to increase rural broadband access as many remain in internet darknessChron.com, by Emilie Munson

Remote work can’t change everything until we fix this $80 billion problem – Fast Company, by Jared Lindzon
by Jared Lindzon

The great broadband divide: Living without high-speed internet access – Watch Video, CBS News – Sunday Morning

How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900sThe New York Times, by Nick Oxford

Broadband Internet Promises Are Left Unfulfilled in Many Rural AreasThe Wall Street Journal, by Drew Fitzgerald

Benefits and Challenges of Regional BroadbandBroadbandandCommunities, by Trevor Jones

Health Care Hubs: The Future of Telemedicine and BroadbandBroadbandandCommunities, by Craig Settles

Everything You Wanted to Know About Broadband (But Were Afraid To Ask)Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

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