Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito is offering no firm answer for when broadband internet expansion will be completed for 40 communities in the western part of the state.
In a visit to Pittsfield Thursday, Polito seemed to be caught off guard when asked about when the so-called “Last Mile” project will be completed.
“I’m hoping as soon as possible,” Polito said. “It could be right through up to the end of the year in some of these places.”
Polito then echoed the sentiments of Governor Charlie Baker, that finishing the project remains a priority.
“This administration has make a significant contribution, both in leadership, planning and literally boots on the ground,” Polito said. “It’s not a once-size-fits-all approach. That’s what makes it so difficult.”
During his state of the state address last month, Baker touted completed deals with private vendors that will bring broadband service to 12 communities.