Improved Internet and cell service is a priority for Northwest ConneCT

Connecticut- Northwest ConneCT, a fiber optic broadband and mobile communications regional initiative, wants to improve broadband internet access and cell phone coverage in the region. Northwest ConneCT would assist in creating a public-private partnership to bring a fiber-optic network to 25 communities.


Northwest ConneCT previously received $250,000 in grant funding, which is being used to meet with stakeholders in the region, develop a website, create legal framework for such a network, and conduct surveys. The initiative intends on reaching out to major carriers within the next month, with a community vote scheduled for summer of 2018 and completion of the network in 2021.