City Manager Batista Says Municipal Broadband Impossible in Worcester

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WORCESTER – City Manager Eric Batista declared municipal broadband “impossible” on Thursday, April 13, during an interview on “Talk of the Commonwealth” with Hank Stolz.

UPDATE: On Thursday, April 20, City Manager Eric Batista again appeared on “The Talk of the Commonwealth” and provided additional comments on municipal broadband, including addressing the use of the word “impossible.” Hear the segment¬†here.

In a discussion about the renewal of the cable television contract, Stolz asked if the city would look into providing internet service itself. Batista said “our desire is to do something like that, but it would be very impossible for us to do that.”

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