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Small businesses in the Berkshires are being encouraged to apply for a grant that would allow them to expand their use of technology and broadband internet. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

Between now and January 31st, some small businesses in the Berkshires are eligible to apply for funding that would serve to expand their use of broadband technology. The initiative is managed by the Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation, or PERC.

Many small communities in Western Massachusetts are still without access to high-speed internet. But today, one small Berkshire town is linking up and will be able to provide its residents and town government with broadband service. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

Today, local, state, and federal officials gathered in Pittsfield to mark the launch of a new web service developed to serve Massachusetts veterans search for benefits programs. WAMC’s Lucas Willard spoke with director of the Massachusetts Broadband Insitute, Judy Dumont, about the development of the web portal.

The MassVets Adivsor website is available online at www.massvetsadvisor.org

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