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Leverett, MA

Selectman Peter d’Errico

“Leverett is reaping the multiple benefits of having built its own last-mile gigabit fiber-optic network connecting all residents and local offices. Among these benefits are enhanced real estate values, both sales and rentals; support for home businesses and work-from-home professionals; access to educational materials for school children and others; local community communications; and streaming media.  The full story of the LeverettNet project as well as current rates and other information is available at https://lmlp.leverettnet.net . “

“Leverett is pleased to be a continuing member of Next Century Cities. We provide information derived from our experience with building a last mile network to other communities embarking on this path. We share concerns with other towns and cities about forward-looking legal, political, and other concerns.”

Leverett is alert to opportunities to use our broadband infrastructure to deploy services of value to our residents, including telemedicine, neighbor-to-neighbor assistance programs, and other programs. Leverett is partnering with a neighbor town (Shutesbury, MA) to add ring protection to provide backhaul connection diversity for each town. This will be accomplished by a mutual exchange of irrevocable rights of use by each town for a fiber connection through the other town. Shutesbury recently lit their own last mile fiber-optic network.