Healey-Driscoll administration award $4M to expanding internet access

BOSTON, Mass. (WLNE) — Gov. Maura Healey and Lt. Gov. Kimberley Driscoll announced the awarding of $4 million in grants through the Community Compact Municipal Fiber grant program.

The grants will be used to support the construction or expansion of municipal fiber networks in 32 municipalities and school districts across Massachusetts.

Communities that will receive grant money include Belchertown, Berkley, Freetown, Gardner, and Middleton.

The administration said that the grants will especially benefit smaller and rural communities meet information technology needs.

“This grant program is one of the many ways we partner with cities and towns to better serve residents, and we are proud to be able to help them improve their municipal broadband infrastructure,” Healey said.

A full list of awardees and projects can be viewed here.

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