MA Town Gives Itself Gigabit Fiber – October 5, 2015

From DSL Reports:

Way back in 2005 we profiled the Massachusetts towns of Shutesbury and Leverett, two shining examples of the kinds of U.S. towns that have fallen into broadband connectivity black holes. Large regional providers like Verizon didn’t want to upgrade the markets (Boston still hasn’t been upgraded to FiOS), and could barely be bothered to keep aging copper in the region fully functional.

A decade later and Leverett last Friday formally launched LeverettNet, a new ISP that will deliver gigabit speeds to the town’s previously-underserved masses.