Neither side would comment on how the discussions are going, saying they agreed not to negotiate in the media. That’s a change from last month, when both groups argued their position through press releases and public statements.
MBI has called into question Wired West’s funding model and plans for shared ownership.
The two parties disagree over network ownership and how construction debt will be paid off.
A fiber-optic network that’s now under constriction has begun to provide high-speed internet to some under-served parts of western Massachusetts.