GCET finishes wiring Deerfield Street, headed to Bernardston Road

  • LUNT

Staff Writer
Published: 4/13/2021 3:36:54 PM

GREENFIELD — Deerfield Street residents will be able to apply for Greenfield Community Energy and Technology (GCET) services like cable and internet starting later this month.

Owned and run by the city, GCET is finishing the work along Deerfield, Washington, Mill, Meridian and Water streets, as well as Petty Plain Road and parts of Colorado and Bonneville avenues.

GCET General Manager John Lunt told city councilors who serve on the council’s Ways and Means Committee last week that more than 85 percent of the city now has access to GCET, which offers internet service, internet and cable bundles, and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone service to residents and some businesses.

“We estimate that the new service area on Deerfield Street and the surrounding areas will provide access to an additional 450 homes,” Lunt said.

GCET will now begin initial work to expand into the northern part of the city on Bernardston Road and the surrounding area.

“Survey and engineering come first,” Lunt said. “After that, we can begin pulling fiber. We are excited to start the process up in North Greenfield.”

GCET uses the money it receives from customers through installation and service fees to fund expansions.

GCET will take appointment requests for new service installations in the Deerfield Street area beginning April 16. Call 413-775-6400 or visit gcet.net.

Reach Anita Fritz at 413-772-9591 or afritz@recorder.com.


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