Internet Access Update

Real Estate Broker/Owner with FITZGERALD Real Estate 9500521

Internet access has never been more critical than in the past few months. Since the pandemic, many schools have closed or are operating part-time which means many students need to do their schoolwork from home, others need to communicate with doctors and other health care providers through telehealth, and those fortunate to remain working, many need to work remotely and telecommute with their place of employment.

The Baker-Polito Administration recently launched programs to increase internet connectivity. One of which is designed to help those seeking employment through MassHire through a subsidized program called “Mass. Internet Connect” with MBI. (Mass Broadband Institute) MBI is collaborating with internet service providers to offer subsidies and devices to job seekers. For more information, go to: how-mass-internet-connect-works For a list of MassHire locations go to:

While towns continue to work with service providers to connect homes and businesses that are not served or have inadequate service, the need for connectivity is mounting. In an effort to address the immediate need, the administration has funded the expansion of the WiFi Hotspot program in 30 underserved communities in Western and Central Mass. For a list of WiFi Hotspots, Hotspots, go to:

High-speed internet continues to be is essential for those looking to sell their home and those looking to purchase a home.

To see internet service availability for a specific address, go to:

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FITZGERALD Real Estate  

Corinne A Fitzgerald
116 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
413-320-9509  cell/text
413-376-4433 direct office line
 2015 President - Massachusetts Association REALTORS®
         2012 President – REALTOR® Association of the Pioneer Valley

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Comments (3)

Brad Thomsen
Big Bear Realty - Edmonds, WA
Real Estate Services

Hi Corinne Fitzgerald 

If I lived somewhere where I could not get High Speed Internet, well... I would move.

Happy Selling!


Jan 27, 2021 07:56 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I heard about families sitting in the parking lot of schools or libraries - which had good internet even though they were technically closed - Internet access is crucial

Feb 03, 2021 06:55 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I know you have been here in the rain for a little while - but welcome anyway!

Feb 03, 2021 06:56 AM