Municipal Light Plant

The Municipal Light Plant Advisory Board (MLPAB) is an advisory board to the Select Board in all matter related to the "Fiber to the Home" (FTTH) project currently underway.

The MLPAB is a five member board consisting of a Manager, a member representing the Select Board, Board of Assessors & Finance Committee respectively and a member at-large, all appointed by the Select Board.

Members

Name Title Representing
David Kulp MLP Manager  
Tom Carter   Select Board
George Stephan   Finance Committee
Mark Graves   Member at Large

Town Broadband Update

Latest Update on Broadband Roll Out

For the latest on the construction work and the roll out of the Fiber To The Home (FTTH) project refer to its status page


Applications Are Still Open for Town Broadband

Residents may apply for home internet service at https://www.whipcityfiber.com/ashfield. In addition to the home internet service, for an additional small fee, one may sign up to receive telephone service as well.  If you prefer to sign up by phone, call Whip City Fiber at 1-833-WCF-CALL (1-833-923-2255).

Ashfield has partnered with Westfield Gas and Electric (WG&E) to be the project manager overseeing the FTTH project until it is completed.  WG&E, operating as Whip City Fiber, will also manage internet service and network operations.

Ashfielders  will have an incredibly fast 1 Gbps service with no data caps for $85 per month. For the vast majority of residents this is less than or similar to their monthly costs for DSL, satellite or cellular internet for a far superior service. Phone service is also available for $12.95 per month. See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

If you have questions about Ashfield’s internet, email the MLP Manager, David Kulp, at technology@ashfield.org or by phone at 413-628-1045.


WireWest Refund Request

Ashfield has decided not to participate in WiredWest, the regional broadband cooperative, at this time. If you made a $49 deposit in 2015, you may request a refund. Instructions are available on the WiredWest website.


Meetings

The Municipal Light Plant Advisory Board meets as needed.   All meetings are advertised in advance and as required Massachusetts open meeting laws.

Minutes & Agendas

Current and past minutes and agendas are found on the Municipal Light Plant’s "Minutes & Agenda" online folder

Documents

The Municipal Light Plant's documents folder.