MBI: Princeton is “Unserved” by Broadband

Representatives from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) were guests at last week’s Princeton Broadband Committee meeting. Some notable takeaways from that meeting:

  • Princeton is classified as an “unserved” community by the MBI. “Unserved” means that 90% or more of the population has no access to broadband.
  • DSL and other forms of internet access available in Princeton are not considered “broadband” by the MBI, because they do not meet the minimum bandwidth standards of broadband access.
  • There are approximately 25,000 households in Massachusetts that are “unserved”, most of which are in far western parts of the state. Princeton is considered the/one of the largest communities in Massachusetts that fall into the “unserved” category and the eastern most of these communities in the state.



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