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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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