Patrick to sign 2 bills, including br...

Patrick to sign 2 bills, including broadband

There are 9 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Aug 4, 2008, titled Patrick to sign 2 bills, including broadband. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

Gov. Deval Patrick starts his day in western Massachusetts. The governor is in Goshen at 10 this morning to sign a bill that expands broadband Internet access to underserved and rural areas of the state.

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Berkshares

Watervliet, NY

#1 Aug 4, 2008
Just drove through Goshen a while ago and you would've though Jesus himself was making an appearance! The cops looked thrilled they had something to do and even appeared to have polished up the old cruiser for this unimportant event! "The Devil is coming! Look your best!"

Since: May 08

South Hadley, MA

#2 Aug 4, 2008
Berkshares wrote:
Just drove through Goshen a while ago and you would've though Jesus himself was making an appearance! The cops looked thrilled they had something to do and even appeared to have polished up the old cruiser for this unimportant event! "The Devil is coming! Look your best!"
The event may be unimportant,but the man is not!
He is about to sign a bill that will pump an additional three BILLION dollars into the Mass. economy for gridge repair and replacement!
Whether you like him or not,he is responsible for over five and a half BILLION dollars being pumped into our economy!
Forward Observer

AOL

#3 Aug 4, 2008
What the hell's a "Gridge"??
whattheheck

Syracuse, NY

#4 Aug 4, 2008
well its about time us goshen folk get ourselves the interweb....
Just Curious

Clockville, NY

#5 Aug 4, 2008
ramdan wrote:
<quoted text>
The event may be unimportant,but the man is not!
He is about to sign a bill that will pump an additional three BILLION dollars into the Mass. economy for gridge repair and replacement!
Whether you like him or not,he is responsible for over five and a half BILLION dollars being pumped into our economy!
Sorry Ramdan but I must respectfully disagree. How does spending 5 and a half Billion dollars make him an important man? That's easy to do when it is someone elses money. I can make the argument that he is pumping 5 and a half Billion dollars out of the ecomomy from people who could make a better decision on how to spend it. Yes bridge repair is important but there is plenty of fat elsewhere in the budget that can be cut first. Plus there is a ton of waste in the construction projects themselves. Take West Housatonic St. for instance. i think the Great Wall of China was built in less time. I think we probably spent a billion just on police details.
Madge Backus

Watervliet, NY

#6 Aug 5, 2008
I spent some money today, only a few bucks, but I think I am now important!

Since: May 08

United States

#7 Aug 5, 2008
Just Curious wrote:
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Sorry Ramdan but I must respectfully disagree. How does spending 5 and a half Billion dollars make him an important man? That's easy to do when it is someone elses money. I can make the argument that he is pumping 5 and a half Billion dollars out of the ecomomy from people who could make a better decision on how to spend it. Yes bridge repair is important but there is plenty of fat elsewhere in the budget that can be cut first. Plus there is a ton of waste in the construction projects themselves. Take West Housatonic St. for instance. i think the Great Wall of China was built in less time. I think we probably spent a billion just on police details.
Okay,he is important to me!
nannystate brat

Springfield, NJ

#8 Aug 5, 2008
I'm waiting to see how this pans out. Where I live there is only 1 service provider. People in Pittsfield get 3 times the speed at the same price I pay for my service here. I'm not going to hold my breath tho'.
Arthur Dellea

United States

#9 Jan 25, 2009
"...the already assembled "Berkshire Connect", a broadband organization formed in the northern end of Western Massachusetts, immediately pole positioned themselves to gain control of the $40 Million broadband grant and to try to be the leaders in it's provisioning amongst the towns trhoughout all of Western MA. Their focus is primarily on the rural areas in northern Berkshire County, and to more or less black-ball southern Berkshire County from getting any of this money at all! So, all of us south county broadband committees banded together to create the Southern Berkshire Technology Committee, to be a louder combined voice, and to get our share of any broadband funding from the state, without having to answer to the powers-that-be at Berkshire Connect, who would otherwise never give us money to expand broadband internet service. At this junture, it appears that Ben Downing has also become biased in supporting Berkshire Connect's control and disbursement of broadband funding, which would take care if his northern towns of interest and leave south county again in the dust."
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