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Western Massachusetts is seeing a surge in IT infrastructure and a massive broadband deployment across the region. Though some parts of the region are fully equipped with the necessary infrastructure to support full health IT adoption, many communities are just beginning the process. The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI), created by the Patrick-Murray Administration and the Massachusetts Legislature, is building over 1,300 miles of fiber-optic cable to connect over 120 communities in western and north central Massachusetts.
When complete in mid-2013, the MassBroadband 123 network, which is critical for further adoption of health IT, will expand high-speed Internet access to improve the lives of residents, close the digital divide and bring new economic opportunities to the region.