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State lights first section of statewide broadband connection

In 2008, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) set its sights on providing the Commonwealth’s underserved businesses, schools and municipalities with affordable high-speed Internet or broadband. Inclusive of these efforts, the agency’s list of action items included strengthening the states innovation economy and expanding technology-related opportunities.

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Patriot Ledger Op-Ed - Jump starting a start-up culture in Quincy, Gateway cities - Speaker Robert A. DeLeo & Pamela Goldberg

MassTech CEO Pamela Goldberg co-authored an opinion piece with Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Robert A. DeLeo, on how Massachusetts can help start-up companies compete and thrive.

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Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing (HPC) Center Opens

The new Center will keep Massachusetts at the forefront of the innovation economy by enabling collaborative research on some of the biggest challenges facing engineering, science and society.

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Massachusetts Broadband Institute opens fiber-optic link from Springfield to Otis and Sandisfield

OTIS — Fifth- and sixth-graders at Farmington River Elementary School brushed up on their Spanish and their rocket science Thursday with the help of students in Columbia, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and a high-speed Internet connection from their rural Berkshire County town to downtown Springfield.

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U.S. Court of Appeals Decision Safeguards Operation of MassBroadband 123 Network

In 2017, the Network Operator of the MassBroadband 123 network, KCST, Inc., formerly Axia NGNetworks, USA, Inc. (“Axia”), commenced a chapter 11 bankruptcy case with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts. In a recent parallel court proceeding, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed a decision made by a lower court that AxiaNetMedia must continue its obligations under the Guaranty Agreement it signed with the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative back in 2011. For MassTech and the Commonwealth, as the owner of the network, this was another positive legal decision which supports MassTech's contract with the Network Operator and ensures continued delivery of services to the many public institutions and private companies that take service from it.

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6 reasons physicians need to be on social media

MAY 22, 2012 - Live tweeting, ukulele playing and numerous discussions swirling around social media and healthcare were to had throughout the Connecting Healthcare + Social Media Conference this past week in New York.

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MIT's Broadband Summit addresses 'digital divide'

A group of innovation and technology companies met in Cambridge to discuss how Massachusetts is working to accelerate broadband adoption and close the “digital divide.”  

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The Massachusetts health bill made technology ‘a priority’

An influential US politician, speaking during eHealth Week in Dublin, has said the evolution of ehealth from new to commonplace depends on “a synergy between the development of cutting-edge technology and commitment by government, healthcare providers and the public at large”.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces New $100,000 Grant to Catalyze Entrepreneurship on Cape Cod

YARMOUTH – October 22, 2018 – Today, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash announced a $100,000 grant to a new partnership formed by Cape Cod Young Professionals, a Barnstable-based non-profit, and the Cape Cod branch of Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) to foster entrepreneurship on Cape Cod. EforAll is a non-profit which has had enormous success in driving inclusive entrepreneurship in mid-sized cities across Massachusetts. Over the next year, the grant will fund the launch of a new accelerator for the Cape region, a multi-week program designed to nurture the development of new businesses, and pitch events aimed at providing seed funding to founders with ideas for new businesses or social impact organizations.

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Podcast: Exclusive Interview with ONC head Farzad Mostashari, M.D.

JUNE 11, 2012 - "The Blue Button on steroids" was how attendees characterized a new initiative that emerged from discussions at a White House health IT summit meeting convened by U.S. CTO Todd Park to kick off a busy week in health IT.

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