Broadband company starts fiber build in downtown Great Barrington

Heather Bellow for the Berkshire Eagle (Dec. 31, 2018)

“Monterey-based Fiber Connect of the Berkshires has begun work on a fiber-optic system that will give businesses and residents high and reliable internet speeds of 1 gigabit, which many say they need to compete in the modern economy…Adam Chait, CEO of Fiber Connect, already has installed the system’s core in the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, and is working on landlord approval to string cables on rooftops, and town approvals to run cables under Main and Railroad streets. The company also will bring a fiber connection to Town Hall across the street, Chait said.” Read More.

Jesse Stewart of WSBS Interviews Adam Chait

(July 9, 2018)

Listeners to Great Barrington, MA's local radio station, WSBS (860 AM and 94.1 FM) were treated to an informative exchange between host Jesse Stewart and Fiber Connect CEO Adam Chait. The lively conversation touched on how Chait came to founding Fiber Connect, the status of the Berkshire towns being wired by Fiber Connect for high speed fiber optic internet, what Fiber Connect's biggest advantage is over competitors and Fiber Connect's educational efforts, online and offline, to both explain and assist residents and businesses with their services. Click here to watch and hear the interview.

Great Barrington to get fiber option for higher internet speeds

Heather Bellow for the Berkshire Eagle (Feb. 27 2018)

“Town Select Board member Ed Abrahams announced Monday that Monterey-based Fiber Connect will work with downtown building owners at no cost to string fiber-optic cables from building to building that will provide at least one gigabyte per second, and up to 10 gigabytes for  a custom service...Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin hailed the move as a “boost” to the local economy.” Read More.

 

What a relief: real broadband coming to downtown Great Barrington

Terry Cowgill for the Berkshire Edge (Feb. 27, 2018)

“Downtown Great Barrington seems like a bustling place. By Berkshire County standards, it’s like living or working in the fast lane – that is, unless you want to use the internet...New Marlborough resident Tim Newman, along with Selectman Ed Abrahams, has enticed Fiber Connect of the Berkshires, a Monterey-based broadband provider, to wire the core of downtown with fiber-optic lines that will bring standard download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. That’s a far cry from Charter-Spectrum, the cable television behemoth whose consumer-grade speeds max out at 100 megabits per second, or about one-tenth of Fiber Connect’s.” Read More.