Rural Broadband Research Group: The impact of broadband development on rural America is potentially far-reaching, bringing needed economic development and improved social conditions to small communities. It is an especially poignant issue for Western Massachusetts where all except one of the communities without broadband access are located in Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin or Hampden counties. STS is pleased to sponsor and organize dialogues around issues of internet access and telecommunication policy.

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Community Collaborators & Partners


Public Service and Outreach


Public Lecture: "Government's Role in Broadband", Sharon Gillet


Town Hall Forum: Broadband in Massachusetts [Video], Sharon Gillet