Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito was in Pittsfield Tuesday to announce $3.5 million in grants to 70 municipalities through the Community Compact Cabinet Information Technology grant program. According to a media release from the Governor's office, 749 grants in all have been issued through the program worth $19.2 million to help Massachusetts communities become more efficient and innovative while improving their technology infrastructure.

Nearly $100,000 was awarded to the city...

The City of Pittsfield will be receiving $99,750 to build a downtown public Wi-Fi network in this round of funding. It's the third award that Pittsfield has received through the Community Compact IT Grant program over the past five years. The city received $95,000 in the Fiscal Year 2019 for wireless infrastructure for internal and public use and $40,000 in the Fiscal Year 2017 for switching infrastructure to enable telephone system consolidation.

Lt. Gov. Polito made the big announcement yesterday at City Hall...

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito at the Pittsfield City Hall podium - Photo: Joshua Qualls via MassGovernor Flickr
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito at the Pittsfield City Hall podium - Photo: Joshua Qualls via MassGovernor Flickr
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Since the beginning of the grant program, our collaboration with cities and towns across the Commonwealth has led to hundreds of transformative technology investments, from public safety systems upgrades to establishing online permitting... As the Chair of the Community Compact Cabinet, I am pleased to announce and congratulate the 70 municipalities receiving awards in this year’s round of grants. ~ Lt. Gov. Polito

 

Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer - Photo: Joshua Qualls via MassGovernor Flickr
Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer - Photo: Joshua Qualls via MassGovernor Flickr
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Technology and Security Secretary Curt Wood - Photo: Joshua Qualls via MassGovernor Flickr
Technology and Security Secretary Curt Wood - Photo: Joshua Qualls via MassGovernor Flickr
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Other local officials that were in attendance included Police Chief Michael Wynn, Chief Information Officer Michael Steben, State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, and State Rep. John Barrett III.

 

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