WEST SPRINGFIELD — Shovels will hit the dirt next week for West Springfield’s first fiber-optic cable hut, which will add service 20 neighborhoods in the southern section of town.
The hut’s construction will be near Santa’s house at 1695 Westfield St. and should be completed sometime this fall. A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Monday at 12:30 p.m. at Mittineague Park.
The town first announced its interest in municipally-owned broadband network in 2019, and plans took urgency in 2020 after Comcast announced a statewide internet data cap.
Provider Whip City Fiber is a network operator owned by the city of Westfield. Whip City serves residents of Westfield and 19 other communities.
An update on the municipal fiber project is planned for Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Justin Morgan Auditorium, 26 Central St.
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