The Town of Goshen currently has two proposals it is seriously considering to bring broadband to our community. The first proposal is a Town owned fiber optic network that could be built by Westfield Gas & Electric (not yet decided) and operated by WiredWest. The second proposal would have Comcast build a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network paid for in large part by incentives provided to Comcast by the State.
The choice ultimately sits with the Goshen Select Board. In order to help them make a decision, an information town presentation has been scheduled for Saturday, April 29th at the Goshen Town Hall. Presenters include representatives from Comcast, Westfield Gas & Electric, WiredWest and Bill Ennen from the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. Residents and taxpayers will have the opportunity to learn about the solutions being offered, ask questions of the presenters and provide feedback to town leaders.
Click here for more information on the WiredWest plan.
Listed below are materials that are being made available to help us start to understand the choices before us. Materials will be added as they become available so check back often for updates.
The best place to start is the Plan Comparison file. There, you will get a comprehensive overview of the two proposals that will be discussed at Saturday's presentation.