(DISSOLVED) Broadband Committee
The Broadband Committee was established 5/24/2016 to formalize the efforts of town volunteers over the past decade. It worked for just under a year and created a detailed set of recommendations to guide Plainfield forward towards the construction of a fiber to the home network. One of its final recommendations was that the Board of Selectmen transfer the responsibilities of the Broadband Committee to staff of the Plainfield Light & Telecommunications Department. The Board accepted those recommendations and dissolved the Broadband Committee on 3/28/2017.
Chair: Brian Hawthorne
Committee members: Kimberly Longey, Leslie Rule, Michal Lumsden, Sally Silberberg, David Kramer, Rebecca Coletta.
The Plainfield Broadband Committee Mission
The mission of the Plainfield Broadband Committee is to facilitate the acquisition, installation, and long-term sustainability of high-speed Internet. This includes, but is not limited to:
Consulting with, advising, and working closely with Plainfield’s Select Board, and when applicable, the Municipal Lighting Plant to make recommendations regarding providers, technologies, or any other another relevant issue.
Establish short-term priority to enable broadband to the all Plainfield residents/homes while maintaining as much fealty as possible to core values of local control, affordable, ubiquitous, and financially self-supporting.
Gathering information from prospective providers and analyzing costs and benefits as needed for technology needs.
Accepted by Plainfield Select Board 5/24/16