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COMCAST TO EXPAND SERVICE IN BUCKLAND

Overview of Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Grant Disbursement Agreement

This agreement funds Comcast to extend service to a minimum of 96% of the homes in the town of Buckland. The service will include Broadband Internet, TV, and phone service. The minimum number of homes to be connected is 72.

The timeline for completion of the 96% coverage is 24 months from the signing date of this agreement, (August 17th, 2016).

All network extensions designed and built with grant funds shall be cable/hybrid fiber-coaxial cable meeting the FCC’s definition of Broadband, 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload.

Additional timeline for work to be completed:

Within 120 days of the effective date of this agreement, Comcast shall deliver a preliminary line extension design for Buckland which will identify pole spans expected to be included in the project.

Within 180 days of the effective date of this agreement, Comcast shall establish and deliver to MassTech an updated project schedule that identifies the projected timing of completion.

During the 15 days immediately following the receipt of the project schedule, Comcast and MassTech shall agree upon a minimum percentage of additional premises that Comcast agrees shall be serviceable no later than 18 months after the effective date of this agreement. The parties agree that in no event shall the 18 month completion percentage be less than 50%.

There are 9 partially Cabled towns involved in this agreement, work will be done simultaneously in all towns with expected 50% of the unserved homes to be serviced within 18 months from the effective date of this agreement. The remaining homes to be serviceable by the end of 24 months from the effective date of this agreement.

When coverage maps of areas to be connected are available, website links will be created so that you will see where service is expected to be extended.Read more...

Buckland Housing Survey

Do you love living in Buckland? Do you want Buckland to continue to be a vibrant community with a high quality of life? We need your input! The Buckland Housing Plan Committee, with assistance from the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG), is conducting a survey to gather input from residents for the creation of a local housing plan.

Please fill out the online survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BucklandHousing

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TUNE IN EARLIER!

Beginning on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, Selectmen's Meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m., rather than 6:30 p.m..  Selectmen's Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Read more...

BULKY WASTE

Bulky Items - Companies Offering Pickup & Disposal
If you have bulky items (mattresses, upholstered furniture, wood furniture, toilets, sinks, and carpet) that you are unable to transport to the Greenfield Transfer Station, or to the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District's May and October "Clean Sweep" events, there are local companies that you can hire to pick up and properly dispose of the items.


You will be contracting directly with the private hauler and will be responsible for paying any pickup and disposal fees that are charged.  This is NOT a service provided by the Town of Buckland. You are making a private arrangement with a private company to perform a service, and the Town does not control the fees that are charged.

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all companies that may provide this service, and does not constitute any endorsement or recommendation by the Town of Buckland.  Companies are listed alphabetically.

Don Bascomb, 413-625-8386
M&M Removal, 413-773-7384  Read more...

Donate to the Buckland Beautification Fund!

We seek funds to replace the window boxes in front of Town Hall, and for plantings in the back garden.  Make your check payable to The Town of Buckland, and indicate in the memo area:  Beautification Fund. 

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