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Western Mass. To Get Better Broadband Service

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SPRINGFIELD (CBS) — Plans to bring broadband internet access to western Massachusetts are being unveiled Monday.

An announcement is expected in Springfield about a major milestone in broadband infrastructure investments in the city.

The aim of the project, known as “MassBroadband 123,” is to build a high-speed, fiber-optic internet backbone network covering more than 1,300 miles and connecting more than 120 communities in western and north-central Massachusetts.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey spoke with Springfield mayor Domenic Sarno.

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