Crocker Communications Wins ATSI Award Of Excellence

SPRINGFIELD — Crocker Communications Inc. has been honored with the exclusive ATSI 2018 Award of Excellence for the 10th year. This award is presented annually by the Assoc. of TeleServices International (ATSI), the industry’s trade association for providers of telecommunications and call-center services, including telephone answering and message delivery across North America and the UK. Independent […]

Little engine that could

Mount Washington flips switch on fiber MOUNT WASHINGTON — The tiniest town in Berkshire County (and the third smallest in the state) boasted a mighty triumph late this week when engineers finally flipped a virtual switch that took Mount Washington from the dark ages to the technological enlightenment. In the span of about 24 hours, Mount […]

Baystate Health and Imprivata Partner to Improve Care Coordination across the Pioneer Valley Information Exchange (PVIX)

Leading secure communications platform and health information exchange (HIE) enable collaborative care across Western Massachusetts LEXINGTON, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE)–Imprivata® (NYSE: IMPR), the healthcare IT security company, announced today that Baystate Health has chosen Imprivata Cortext as the health system’s secure communications platform to improve care coordination and securely transfer digital health information to improve patient […]

‘Last mile’ of Internet lit up in Leverett

The western Massachusetts town of Leverett has finished work on a municipal Internet service capable of delivering high-speed data to every citizen’s home. “It’s unquestionable that the people of Leverett have as fine a residential broadband service as anywhere in the commonwealth,” said Eric Nakajima, director of the state-sponsored Massachusetts Broadband Institute. Leverett has connected its […]

Leverettnet Municipal Fiber Network Launches in Mass.

by BBC Wires @ 7:33pm | Oct 5, 2015 LEVERETT, MA — Leverett, Mass., celebrated the launch of its new LeverettNet municipal fiber-optic broadband network, a new infrastructure project that offers gigabit-level Internet connectivity to every home and business in the town. The improved broadband access will have a significant impact on the community of 1,800 located in Western Massachusetts, including […]

LeverettNet gets international attention

Chinese journalists tour town’s homegrown broadband network LEVERETT — Now that LeverettNet has been online for nearly four months — with 82 percent of the town’s 800 or so households reportedly connected — the town’s first-in-Western-Massachusetts municipal broadband service caught the attention Wednesday of a top Chinese business newspaper. As part of a tour of foreign […]

Warwick considers broadband options

WARWICK — Warwick is talking to two commercial Internet providers as it seeks alternatives to the WiredWest non-profit cooperative for bringing broadband to every home in town. Town officials are looking at Crocker Communications of Greenfield and Axia Consulting of Boston. Both offered to bring in broadband service for roughly $69 to $75 a month. The […]

Colrain eyes broadband options Tuesday

COLRAIN — Although Colrain is one of WiredWest’s “unserved towns” seeking high-speed Internet, Selectmen this week heard how a private Internet Service Provider — Crocker Communications Inc. — could help the town achieve its goal of a last-mile Broadband network. Crocker is now providing Internet service for Leverett’s town-owned broadband network, which is expected to be […]