City officials held a meeting Wednesday night to go through the broadband marketing study report, taking a step closer to bringing broadband internet to Northampton.

NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- City officials held a meeting Wednesday night to go through the broadband marketing study report, taking a step closer to bringing broadband internet to Northampton.

According to Mayor David Narkewicz’s office, those who oversaw the study saw how the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of highspeed internet in the city whether it be for school, work or tele-health services.

Come Nov. 2, voters in Northampton will have the chance to vote "yes" or "no" to question one on their ballots, which, if passed, would greenlight the creation of a municipal light plant. City officials said that this would be a necessary step towards creating a city-owned network to provide broadband services.

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