Written by Phillip O’Brien
With the two successful Nov 18 and Dec 9 votes, the Princeton Broadband MLP (the town’s governing body on broadband) has a clear mandate from our residents: to bring high-speed broadband internet to town as soon as possible.
Rolling up their sleeves, they are already getting to work. Here are the immediate next steps following the vote:
First, Princeton Broadband MLP now has the legal authority to borrow the $1.2 million for “make ready” costs and will begin to formulate a plan for the “make ready” project and deal with all related legal issues surrounding pole ownership, etc.
Second, Princeton Broadband MLP is now able to begin negotiating a contract with Matrix Design Group. The MLP has officially named John Lebeaux and Stan Moss to head the negotiations.
Third, Princeton Broadband MLP met today with Mass Broadband Institute’s council and business representatives to discuss state grant/funding issues, contractual strategies, and legal guidelines.
We will update you on news from all of these fronts as we learn of new developments.