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MLP / Broadband Department

MLP / Broadband Department

Members

Don Hall (chair) – term expires 2025

John Jones – term expires 2026

Warren Mayer – term expires 2024

Meetings

Monthly meetings – See calendar

Elected

Description

Windsor Municipal Light Board (Broadband)

Mission Statement


The Mission of the Windsor MLP (Municipal Light Plant) Board (MLB) is to bring affordable and reliable Broadband Internet Service to the residents of the Town Windsor. The Board is charged with providing oversight in maintaining the integrity of the town’s fiber broadband utility while providing guidance and approval for the direction of future upgrades and technological advancements. The MLP was established under MGL Ch 164 and is guided by its relevant provisions.


The duties of the Board are to approve all policy statements, review and approve all major programs and initiatives, oversee budget and finances, and provide instruction to the MLP manager on all policy matters brought before the executive board of WiredWest (WW), which is the broadband co-operative to which Windsor belongs. (https://wiredwest.net/).


The MLP Board is also charged with the responsibility of appointing an MLP Manager who will oversee the daily operations of the broadband utility and interact with WiredWest while the Windsor MLB will ultimately hold the responsibility for all capital spending related to the town’s broadband utility. The Board will also be responsible for the yearly evaluation of the appointed Manager.


The MLP Board will meet monthly for discussions and to review reports from the MLP Manager, and more frequently as circumstances require.


The town of Windsor receives a share of WW’s annual net revenue. The MLP Board will work to ensure that future operating surpluses are sufficient to repay the budget for the town’s financial contribution to the buildout.


The Municipal Light Board is comprised of three elected officials, each serving a three-year term with one position expiring each year.


8/1/2023

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